Jane Draycott

Work Safety

The ancient world found ingenious solutions for protective equipment in the workplace – but did its workers benefit?

Modern reproduction of the Capua Limb  (c.300 BC), a now-destroyed Roman artificial leg, 1905-15.

The classical world created a variety of means of mobility for the disabled – both mythical and real.

While Antony and Cleopatra have been immortalised in history and in popular culture, their offspring have been all but forgotten. Their daughter, Cleopatra Selene, became an important ruler in her own right.