The Handicapped Children in Rome: Current Studies and Perspectives

Danielle Gourevitch


Reading Literary , Medical and Juridical Texts, The Author Tries to Understand what was the Meaning of the Handicap of Monstrum in Roman Times. She insists on the evolution of the concept and scrutinizes the case of emperor Claudius. For a real understanding of the problems, a crossexaminatiion of text, images and bones is necessary , she concludes.


key words: mostrum - handicap - children - medical care - roman times 

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