The History of Rome

Mike Duncan

Education, Society & Culture, History

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Society & Culture 50
History 13

A weekly podcast tracing the history of the Roman Empire, beginning with Aeneas's arrival in Italy and ending with the exile of Romulus Augustulus, last Emperor of the Western Roman Empire. Now complete!


086- Wealth and Class

March 8th, 2010

Episode 96 of 191 episodes

The Roman world was divided between slaves, freedmen, and free citizens of every economic class. Gross inequality though was the order of the day, with the Emperor himself controlling the lion's share of the Empire's wealth.