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16 08, 2017

Infanticide and exposure in history

By |2019-09-18T07:33:41-07:00August 16th, 2017|People|0 Comments

Infanticide? Pasiphae holds the baby Minotaur What is infanticide? From the Sumerians down to the time of Augustine, all over Europe and Asia, most people agreed that if you had a newborn baby that you didn't want, you could kill it. Or at least you could abandon it somewhere and not take care of it. Killing [...]

16 08, 2017

Challenges and disabilities in the ancient world

By |2019-05-13T08:57:23-07:00August 16th, 2017|Medieval, Romans, Science|0 Comments

(Bosch, the Ship of Fools) - medieval disabilities Were a lot of people disabled in the past? In the ancient and medieval worlds, many more people were physically and mentally challenged than there are in the United States, or practically anywhere, today. There were no operations to fix club feet, or cleft palates, [...]