Ancient Rome was a dangerous place
Assaults, roving gangs, drunken brawls, no street lamps, arson, flying chamber pots…
No wonder Publius is scared to the leave the palace after dark. 😉 Of course, Gaius isn’t afraid to venture out to a bar in the evening. Raucous tavern scene coming up soon! Titus Petronius, Luc’s younger brother, finally arrives in Rome. \o/
Read the full article on street crime and other aspects of urban violence by M. Beard HERE.