Ep. 2 - Rome: Empire Without Limit with Mary Beard

Rome: Empire Without Limit with Mary Beard

Mary Beard explores the physical world of the Roman Empire and finds surprising parallels with our own world. Setting out in the footsteps of the emperor Hadrian, she discovers a vast empire bound by a common material culture, and a globalized economy of such scale that evidence of its side effects can still be seen today. Beard unpicks the threads of a huge commercial and cultural network, taking in the vital supply of olive oil to Rome and its armies, as well as the slave trade.
Aired:
Aug 20, 2019
Watch Until:
Sep 18, 2019