History Extra logo
The official website for BBC History Magazine and BBC History Revealed
All products were chosen independently by our editorial team. This article contains affiliate links and we may receive a commission for purchases made. Please read our affiliates FAQ page to find out more.

Naked statues, naughty gods & bad wine

Garrett Ryan explores some of the most commonly asked questions about the ancient Greco-Roman world

Published: March 22, 2022 at 12:54 pm
Try 6 issues for only £9.99 when you subscribe to BBC History Magazine or BBC History Revealed

Classicist and author Garrett Ryan talks to Kev Lochun about some of the biggest and most commonly asked questions surrounding ancient Greece and Rome. Why are all the statues naked? Who was the biggest drinker in the classical world? And why didn’t anyone go looking for the Greek gods on Olympus – or did they?


Garrett Ryan is the author of Naked Statues, Fat Gladiators, and War Elephants (Prometheus, 2021)


Kev LochunDigital Section Editor, HistoryExtra

Kev Lochun is Digital Section Editor of HistoryExtra.com and previously Deputy Editor of BBC History Revealed. As well as commissioning content from expert historians, he can also be found interviewing them on the award-winning HistoryExtra podcast.


Sponsored content