A Search for Terms

The language used to describe disability can be surprisingly telling of social attitudes. 

It is therefore crucial to study such terminology in both modern and ancient languages. On this website you can find:

Glossaries of ancient and modern terms.

Articles on terms of disability in ancient languages:

  • A Perfect Body? on ancient Greek and Latin (by Alexandra Zhirnova)

  • [to be added]

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