Teenagers in ancient Rome

An animated English-language video from the TED-Ed series provides a glimpse into the life of Rome's teenagers some 2,000 years ago.

Narrated by Ray Laurence, a classics professor from Britain’s University of Kent, the video follows the life of Lucius Popidius Secundus, a 17-year old living in Rome in 73 AD. 

His life involves learning the art of literature and battle, arranged marriages, coming-of-age festivals and communal baths. 

The video is one of a series by TED-Ed, the nonprofit organisation devoted to "Lessons Worth Sharing" that began in California 25 years ago. 

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