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The Eye of the Beholder Deformity and Disability in the Graeco-Roman World by Robert Garland

The Eye of the Beholder Deformity and Disability in the Graeco-Roman World

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The Eye of the Beholder Deformity and Disability in the Graeco-Roman World by Robert Garland

This engrossing book was the first ever investigation into the plight of the disabled and deformed in Graeco-Roman society, drawing on a wealth of material, including literary texts, medical tracts, vase paintings, sculpture, mythology and ethnography. It is now issued in paperback for the first time with a new preface and updated bibliography.


'... should be read by everyone with a concern for where we come from morally, intellectually, politically and culturally' - Paul Cartledge, Times Higher Educational Supplement. 'Garland's enthusiasm and erudition have produced one of the most readable and informative books of recent years in the field of ancient social history ... an excellent introduction to the subject' - Tim Parkin, Classical Review.'

About the Author

Robert Garland is Professor of Classics at Colgate University, New York. He is the author of many books, including Hannibal (Ancients in Action series, 2010), Celebrity in Antiquity: From Media Tarts to Tabloid Queens (Classical Inter/Faces series, 2006), Surviving Greek Tragedy (2004) and Religion and the Greeks (Classical World series, 1994).

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Publication date

31st August 2010


Robert Garland

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Bristol Classical Press an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC


280 pages


European history
Disability: social aspects



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