New historical perspectives on women and intellectual disability

Our site has added (19 June 2016) a new paper by M. Lynn Rose, “The Courage of Subordination: Women and Intellectual Disability in Ancient Greece”. According to Rose, “Successful cultivation of the ideal female, especially the aristocratic Greek wife, included characteristics that match up startlingly well with the scientific symptoms of 20th– and 21st-century ‘intellectual disability’,” and “female idiots in ancient Greece were women who allowed their intellects to develop.” Rose is author of a number of articles on disability in the ancient world and a prize-winning book, The Staff of Oedipus: Transforming Disability in Ancient Greecehttp://www.historyoflearningdisability.com/site-authors-e-texts/lynn-rose/

19. June 2016 by admin
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