Renowned historian Mary Beard takes us on a six-episode journey into the heart of the Roman Empire. Each 28-minute episode is a deep dive into the lives of six distinct individuals, from slaves to emperors, offering a raw glimpse into the Roman experience. Beard’s expertise shines as she explores topics like love across borders, the gritty truths of Roman healthcare, and the trials of childhood in antiquity. Her approachable style demystifies the complexities of Roman society, making the ancient world feel incredibly immediate and real. Being Roman with Mary Beard isn’t just a recount of historical facts; it’s a compelling reconstruction of human stories set against one of history’s most influential civilizations.
Being Roman with Mary Beard is a history podcast by BBC Radio 4.
Country: United Kingdom
Episodes count: 7
Average duration: 28'
Frequency: Six Part Series