Sex in Ancient Rome

Betwixt The Sheets: The History of Sex, Scandal & Society


How sexually depraved were the Romans?


Whilst they were a civlised, stoic and innovative bunch, they were also a promiscuous bunch with very questionable morals.


Joining us today is friend of the show Emma Southern, author of A History of the Roman Empire in 21 Women.


How did the Romans view incest? What fate awaited the Vestal Virgins? And what went on at the debauched festivals of Bacchus? Let’s find out.


This podcast was edited and produced by Stuart Beckwith. The senior producer was Charlotte Long.


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