Disability as Entertainment: Roman Arena

Welcome to my new series focusing on disability as entertainment. Throughout history, people with disabilities, especially physical deformities, have been put on display to be gawked, mocked, and laughed at. Interestingly, this seems to be a constant theme, where history repeats itself over and over again. I will attempt to work in chronological order, starting in Ancient Rome and working up to present day. However, I…