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The Lives of the Poor in Rome

Lecture no. 19 from the course: Cities of the Ancient World

The Lives of the Poor in Rome

Taught by Professor Steven L. Tuck | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses

Trace a day in the life of an immigrant glass blower in Rome, whose life would be considerably less fortunate thanks to xenophobia, dark and dank tenement housing, and the strong possibility of death by fire, flood, or famine. Then look at what alternatives poor Romans had, including life as a gladiator or soldier.

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