Meanwhile, in ancient Rome…..

There is no doubt about the importance of ancient Roman advances in science, technology, and philosophy. On the other hand, some aspects of their lifestyle and habits remain controversial.

The ancient Roman Empire was truly a force to be reckoned with. Through their monumental efforts, the Romans managed to conquer a huge territory and unify it with law, architecture, and art. Today, we still benefit from the knowledge they left us.

But a closer view of the evidence about their day to day life reveals behavior that was far from glamorous. It turns out that some of the things they did would be considered as disgusting and unethical today. Here are some of the worst:

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3 Responses to Meanwhile, in ancient Rome…..

  1. Doonhamer says:

    Thus the expression “Being handed the shifty end of the stick.”

  2. Trib says:

    Sounds like parts of New York City.

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