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    89: Provincial Matters — In which I talk for way too long about where the best tin deposits in the Roman Empire can be found.

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    88: A Day in the Life — Life in Rome began at dawn and lasted until sunset. Work was done in the morning while the afternoon was reserved for recreation.

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    87: Thinking and Feeling — With Roman education leaving much to be desired, many citizens found enlightenment in the eastern mystery cults or Greek philosophy.

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    Wealth and Class — 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.

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    83: May His Bones Be Crushed — Hadrian’s relationship with the teenage boy Antinous raised eyebrows even in permissive Ancient Rome. His relationship with the Jews raises eyebrows even today.

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    79: The Dacian Wars — After Trajan ascended to the throne in 98 AD he fought two wars against the Dacians, finally annexing the country in 106 AD.

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    85: Antonius the Dutiful — Antoninus’s reign is often pointed to as the golden age of the Roman Empire. In many ways the assessment is correct, though unresolved issues would come back to haunt his successors.

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    84: Longing for Death — After returning to Italy in 134 Hadrian spent a final few miserable years trying to plan the long term future of the Imperial dynasty before dying in 138.

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    82: Hadrian’s Walls — Hadrian’s reign got off to a rough start following the political murders of four ex-consuls. The new Emperor would eventually settle in though and set out on his first grand tour of the Empire in 121.

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    81: The Greekling — Though Hadrian’s career had long been guided by Trajan, when the Emperor died in 117 he still had not named Hadrian heir.

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