Garland was a Fulbright Scholar and Fellow of the Center for Hellenic Studies from 1985-86, Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Study Spring in 1990 and the Benjamin Meaker Distinguished Visiting Professor at Bristol University in 1995. He is the author of many books, including The Eye of the Beholder: Deformity and Disability in the Graeco-Roman World (Bristol Classical Press 2nd ed. 2010), Ancient Greece: Everyday Life in the Birthplace of Western Civilization (Sterling 2013), and Wandering Greeks: The Ancient Greek Diaspora from the Age of Homer to the Death of Alexander the Great (Princeton University Press 2014).
he race for the Republican presidential nomination has provided pundits with ample opportunity to claim that we have reached an all-time low in terms of fractiousness, divisiveness and vulgarity. Not so. A quick look to...