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Author Rose, Martha L., 1957-

Title The staff of Oedipus : transforming disability in ancient Greece / Martha L. Rose
Published Ann Arbor, Mich. : University of Michigan Press ; [Bristol] : [University Presses Marketing, distributor], 2003


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Description ix, 154 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series Corporealities
Contents 1. The Landscape of Disability -- 2. Killing Defective Babies -- 3. Demosthenes' Stutter: Overcoming Impairment -- 4. Croesus's Other Son: Deafness in a Culture of Communication -- 5. Degrees of Sight and Blindness -- Conclusions: Ability and Disability in Lysias 24
Summary "The Staff of Oedipus looks at a wide range of writing on disability within the framework of ancient social history. Martha L. Rose examines not only ancient literature, but also evidence from papyri, skeletal remains, inscriptions, sculpture, and painting, as well as modern sources, including disability autobiographies, medical research, and the burgeoning scholarship and theoretical work in the field of disability studies."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject People with disabilities -- Greece.
LC no. 2003002120
ISBN 0472113399 :