How To Survive the Roman Empire
Dramatisation of the diaries of Pliny the Younger
Pliny the Younger was a man of letters in 1st century Rome. In this 5 part drama, Hattie Naylor - who dramatised Pepys Diaries, making him accessible to a modern audience - does the same with Pliny.
Pliny becomes a young man bullied by his mother, disrespected by his slaves and generally just trying to get through life, in a series of incidents recorded in Pliny's letters. Both amusing and enlightening.
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