Episode 4 – Sex and Matronae

Hello fellow traveller of the laneways of history. Episode Four – Sex and Matronae has arrived! In this episode, we tackle the weighty issue of Roman wives. The Latin term for wife is matrona. 

Were Roman wives having sex?

Why would they even want to do it?

And what were the consequences when things turned a little bit kinky?

Find out by checking out the audio below.

Episode 4 – Sex and Matronae

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Juan Giménez Martín c. late 19th century, Dresser of a Roman Lady. Currently held in the Prado Museum. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Looking to follow up on some of the source material? Oh boy do we have a page for you 🙂

Sources for Sex in Ancient Rome

Drs R and G laugh and spar their way through the ancient Roman world!

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