Roman banquets

“The astute and generous Emperor Trajan was known for his passion for wine and boys, “but held his liquor and did not force himself on any lover,” says Strauss, and though he entertained regularly in his country villa, his parties were praised for their “relative informality and simplicity.”

Not so sure about dear old Marcus holding his liquor well, but I’ve been planning a dinner party at Trajan’s country villa outside of Rome for some time now…

https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2019/05/20/712772285/the-lavish-roman-banquet-a-calculated-display-of-debauchery-and-power?t=1558367407527&fbclid=IwAR2gtQdUCwg1k36bLi91eZ6Ze-r9bcYvgQi7msFfpgyRh7BSGhKEUxzGECI

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