University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology


Author: Elizabeth Fentress

Wine, Slaves, and the Emperor at Villa Magna

By: Elizabeth Fentress and Caroline Goodson and Marco Maiuro

Writing to his tutor Fronto in about AD 141, the future emperor Marcus Aurelius describes his stay at the imperial estate of Villa Magna, near Anagni southeast of Rome: We are well. I overslept a bit on account of a slight cold, but this seems to have subsided, so at the eleventh hour of the […]