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Working in an ancient winery was seasonal, smelly and noisy

By Emlyn Dodd, Lecturer in Classical Studies, Institute of Classical Studies, University of London; Honorary Fellow, Macquarie University, School of Advanced Study, University of London
Have you ever wondered what the ancient world was like on a sensory level?

What smells did people encounter as they walked down the street? How did lamp light play around a bedroom? Were someone’s eyes drawn to a particular scene in a fresco? What would it have been like to pray inside a temple? Research into the sensory experience of antiquity is becoming increasingly popular and is being explored from a variety of

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