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Who were the Vestal Virgins, and what was their job? - Peta Greenfield


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In ancient Rome, Vestal Virgins were tasked with keeping vigil over the flame of Vesta, the virgin goddess of the hearth. The flame represented two things: the continuation of Rome as a power in the world and the continuing virginity of Vesta’s priestesses. But what was life really like for these Vestal Virgins? Peta Greenfield goes back in time to find out.

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  • Educator Peta Greenfield
  • Director Tolga Yıldız, Serin İnan, Kozmonot Animation Studio
  • Art Director Tolga Yıldız
  • Producer Serin İnan
  • Illustrator Pelin Maravent
  • Character Designer Pelin Maravent
  • Animator Tuncay Çetin
  • Content Producer Gerta Xhelo
  • Sound Designer Stephen Eugene Larosa
  • Composer Stephen Eugene Larosa
  • Associate Producer Jessica Ruby
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Narrator Susan Zimmerman

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