In this video, Dr. Debby Sneed discusses the study of disability and accessibility in the ancient Greek world, including the construction of ramps at the healing sanctuary of Asclepius at Epidaurus!
Dr. Sneed is an archaeologist at California State University, Long Beach. She has excavated in Greece, Italy, and Ethiopia and in her research, she studies disability and accommodations for disability in ancient Greece.
Debby Sneed, “The architecture of access: ramps at ancient Greek healing sanctuaries.” Antiquity 94 (2020): 1015-1029.
Martha L. Rose, The Staff of Oedipus: Transforming Disability in Ancient Greece (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press), 2003.
Susan Deacy, Autism and Classical Myth https://myth-autism.blogspot.com/2020/08/why-im-currently-investigating-hercules.html
Annie Sharples, “Survival of the Fittest? Experiencing Disability in Antiquity,” on http://warwickglobalist.com/2015/11/11/survival-of-the-fittest-experiencing-disability-in-antiquity/
Disability History and the Ancient World https://www.disabilityhistory-ancientworld.com/