Ostia—Middle-Class Harbor Town
Lecture no. 20 from the course: Cities of the Ancient World
Taught by Professor Steven L. Tuck | 27 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses
One of the most intriguing cities in the ancient world is Ostia, a “producer city” that appears to have been comprised solely of middle- and working-class people. Go inside the warehouses and storage buildings to learn about the city’s economy, and then reflect on what it means to have no evidence of the desperately poor or extravagantly wealthy.