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MindMatters: Wealth, Violence and Hierarchy in the Roman and Chinese Empires

Nov. 2, 2019

The Roman elite were the original 1%. Status, wealth, power: the good life. Unless they happened to find themselves on a conscription list, in which case they were soon parted from their property, and their lives. The elites of the Chinese dynasties were in a similar position. Constant infighting and jockeying for influence and power allowed for a lot of turnover in the elite class. Families may have reigned for generations only to be wiped out or made paupers. But as long as peace reigned,... neither hosts nor alters podcast files. All content © its respective owners.