As an author of historical fiction, it’s my job to bring to life the ancient world using words. An evocative detail here or there, placed perfectly to help you see the way Romans lived in your mind’s eye. But this little video has truly humbled me, because there is simply no substitute for actually seeing it with your real eyes.
Cleopatra Selene would have almost certainly made port in Ostia many times in the course of her life. This bit of reconstruction is after her time, but it’s still worth every minute!