Some channel had a couple of Pompeii stories last night. As is usual with documentaries these days, the script included quite a bit of guessing and presuming.
The host/narrator concluded that 1st century Rome was the best of times, since rich and poor ate “well-balanced meals,” and slaves could buy their freedom and become wealthy.
A guest archaeologist spoke of Pompeii’s sexual freedom, mentioning that Romans saw sex as a gift from the gods, a gift to be celebrated with both genders and with all ages, and with a lot of wine.
The host/narrator said, “I like that philosophy.”
Yes, if only we could be like Rome, capital of an empire.