Series 1, Episode 2
Pliny the Younger and Venta, his new Welsh slave, go hunting for boar.
Venta, who used to be a free man called Cadwalader of Caerwent, has now been slave to Pliny the Younger for a month. He's been welcomed into the household, especially by Pliny's mother - though not by Doris the cook who resents him interrupting her divinations.
With a picnic basket of stuffed dormice, Pliny and Venta go hunting for boar, though Pliny would much rather write a letter to his friend Tacitus than actually get his hands dirty - after all, he's got Venta to do that for him.
- Tuesday 27th October 2015
- BBC Radio 4
- 15 minutes
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