The excavations of Pompeii reveal a thriving sex industry with prostitutes ranging from female slaves to male celebrities. But like today sexual promiscuity was not considered proper or even legal. This program examines how such blatant behavior could flourish under fairly strict social norms and whether Pompeii was a sexual hot spot or reflects common practice in the Roman Empire. Written by
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The Narrator says that the Emperor Caligula was followed by Nero. Claudius was Emperor between Caligula and Nero. See more