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After Dark: Myths, Misdeeds & the Paranormal

Goriest Murders in Ancient Rome: From Gladiators to Flesh Eating Fish

This episode is a bloody delight: from flesh-eating fish and humiliating deaths inside sacks, to a deadly re-enactment of the Icarus myth. For a culture that is seen as an emblem of civilisation (whatever that means), the Romans expended a lot of creative energy on inventing new ways to kill people. And our guest today knows them all!


Anthony Delaney and Maddy Pelling are joined by the one and only Emma Southon author of A Fatal Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Her new book is A History of Rome in 21 Women.


Mixed by Tom Delargy. Producer is Freddy Chick. Senior Producer is Charlotte Long.


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After Dark: Myths, Misdeeds & the Paranormal
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