Four Sisters in Ancient Rome
About the speaker
Ray Laurence - TED Ed speaker
Ray Laurence is Professor of Roman History and Archaeology in the School of European Culture and Languages at the University of Kent. His mission has been to transform the study and understanding of ancient Rome and he was one of the instigators of the Canterbury Roman Museum.
The big issue
Roman history is almost always the history of men, but what did women do all day in ancient Rome? From mixed nude bathing to putting on their bling to show the world that they are betrothed, Ray Laurence gives an intimate insight into the world of four Roman sisters. But how much fun could they really have? And why did they all have the same name?