Olive oil in the ancient Mediterranean was often referred to as “liquid gold,” and was one of the most prized goods in the entire region. Everyone, from the richest to poorest, youngest to oldest, need olive oil and praised it as something that you couldn’t live without. Even today it has its many uses, from food to beauty products. But in Roman times it was even more essential, and the amount of things the people did with olive oil could be surprising.
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