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Prostheses in Antiquity: Everything You Never Knew You Wanted to Know

A variety of different types of prostheses were used by the Greeks and Romans to replace various missing body parts. In this talk, we shall consider the following questions: How common – or uncommon – were prostheses in classical antiquity? Who made them? How and why did they make them? Who used them? How and why did they use them? And how were they – and their prostheses – viewed by other members of ancient society as a result?

The Manchester Classical Association presents Dr Jane Draycott (University of Glasgow), expert on disease, disabilties and prosthetics in the ancient world. Dr Draycott will give an illustrated presentation followed by discussion with the Manchester Classical Association Chair, Dr April Pudsey of Manchester Metropolitan University.

All talks in this series are free and open to the public. Please join us for light refreshments from 5.30pm, and take the opportunity to speak with members of the Manchester Classical Association, and find out more about our work promoting Classics and Ancient History around the region. https://www.manchesterca.org.uk/

This talk will be jointly hosted with the Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies.

Refreshments from 5.30pm. Dr Draycott’s talk begins at 6pm and will be followed by discussion, and an informal Q&A with the audience

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