Grace Spiewak graduated with a B.A. in Classical Languages from Creighton University in 2019. There, she contributed to the Ancient Graffiti Project and conducted research about sexual assault and language in Ovid’s Metamorphoses. She is currently pursuing an M.S. in Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois and continues to learn and write about the Classics.
In order to build an accurate narrative of the past and present, archaeologists and classicists must study the experience of people with disabilities in the ancient world.
Militaristic, middle-aged men of ancient Rome may not be the first resource one thinks of for insight on authenticity. However, a poem in Horace’s Satires, or Sermones in Latin, provides a refreshing, bold take on friendship and life that has come to serve as a motto in my own approach to relationships.