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.
Associate Professor Rhiannon Evans (Head of Department of Languages and Linguistics, La Trobe University)