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.

  1. Episode 1 (4.7Mb)
  2. Episode 2 (4.7Mb)
  3. Episode 3 (4.6Mb)
  4. Episode 4 (4.7Mb)
  5. Episode 5 (4.6Mb)

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