As some might know, I am passionate about Ancient Rome. I was less so with the Middle Ages, which is often presented to us as a dark period of Western … Continue reading A comparison between the Middle Ages and the Roman Empire
The bathhouses played a fundamental role in ancient Rome, and each of us picture the Caracalla or Diocletian bathhouses. We often think that they were at the heart of Latin … Continue reading Some Prejudices About the Roman Baths
I have received several messages on my Facebook page (@ThierryBontouxNovel) arguing about the status of married women in ancient Rome. It is true that in my two books (The riddle … Continue reading The social status of women in Rome
What was the Standard of Living of Roman in the first century AD? This article answers this question quickly and concisely.
The Roman world has often been idealized and compared to ours. However, this could not be more wrong. Its moral and social values were utterly different, as I tried to … Continue reading About Rome
ere are some examples of wages in effect around Nero’s reign. I assumed in my book “The Marcus Antonius Primus Conspiracy” that it hadn’t changed much a few years later.