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Blood, sweat & marble: examining ancient bodies
Caroline Vout takes us under the dust covers and presents the flesh and blood realities of life in ancient bodies
Imagine an ancient Greek or Roman body, and the first picture that pops into your head is probably made of marble or stone – perhaps an austere bust, or a gleaming, musclebound sculpture, polished, cold and pale. But what about the experience of living in a real body, in all its pleasure, pain and flaws, during antiquity? Speaking with Elinor Evans, Caroline Vout presents the flesh and blood realities of life – and death – in ancient Greece and Rome.
Caroline Vout is the author of Exposed: The Greek and Roman Body (Profile Books, 2022)