Disability and Healing in Greek and Roman Myth

Research output: Book/ReportBookpeer-review


Disability and Healing in Greek and Roman Myth takes its readers to stories, in versions known and often unknown. Disabilities and diseases are dealt with from head to toe: from mental disorder, over impairment of vision, hearing and speaking, to mobility problems and wider issues that pertain to the whole body. This Element places the stories in context, with due attention to close reading, and pays careful attention to concepts and terminology regarding disability. It sets Graeco-Roman mythology in the wider context of the ancient world, including Christianity. One of the focuses is the people behind the stories and their 'lived' religion. It also encourages its readers to 'live' their ancient mythology.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCambridge
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages82
ISBN (Electronic)9781009494663
ISBN (Print)9781009335539
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2024

Publication series

NameCambridge Elements Greek and Roman Mythology
PublisherCambridge University Press


Dive into the research topics of 'Disability and Healing in Greek and Roman Myth'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this