The Child who Will Never Grow

Véronique Dasen


The Evolution of the Status of Dwarfs in the Hellenistic and Roman Period is Witnessed by a Number of Evidence, Mainly Iconographic. This Paper Revisits Extant Representations at the Light of ancient Medical Texts and Physiognomics. most object relate short-statured people with the world of entertsinement ( musicians, athletes ) and reveal their continuing fuction as good-luck bringers.


key words: Dwarfs- Pygmies - Entertainment - Circus- Amulets

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