Lost Worlds

SBS ONE SBS ONE

5:30 PM to 6:30 PM - 11 Oct 2014

Historical, Documentaries

PG

In the final episode, Mary Beard delves even deeper into ordinary Roman life by going behind the closed doors of their homes. She meets an extraordinary cast of characters - drunken housewives, teenage brides, bullied children and runaway slaves - and reveals a dynamic, lusty picture of Roman family life. Finally, Mary paints a more nuanced picture of Roman slavery and asks why if it was such a brutal institution did many Romans choose to be buried with their servants - living cheek by jowl in death, as in life. (From the UK) PG CC