A look at how ancient Romans coped with hot weather and how global warming has affected modern-day culture.
Through the centuries, Rome has survived extreme weather and natural disasters – from earthquakes and fires, to floods and heatwaves.
Scientists believe ancient Rome faced nearly 650 years of scorching temperatures known as the Roman Climatic Optimum.
Today, global warming is having a similar effect.
Talk to Al Jazeera: In the Field travels to the Italian capital to explore how people in ancient Rome coped during the hot weather and how global warming changed everyday life.