Emperors of Rome
Emperors of Rome
La Trobe University
Episode CLXX - Roman Luxury and Wealth
30 minutes Posted Jul 29, 2021 at 12:07 am.
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If archaeological digs are anything to go by, Rome was a society of fantastic luxury. Impressive buildings, exotic foods, obedient slaves, and more marble than you could shake a toga at. But when you read ancient sources, there were those who felt uncomfortable with the opulence, and perhaps it was making the Roman’s soft.
Guest:
Associate Professor Rhiannon Evans (Head of Department of Languages and Linguistics, La Trobe University)