Peopling the Past Video #1: Disability in Ancient Greece with Dr. Debby Sneed

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Dr. Debby Sneed

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.

Additional Resources:

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/

Online Resources:

CripAntiquity https://cripantiquity.com/

Disability History and the Ancient World https://www.disabilityhistory-ancientworld.com/

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