Something you did not know about Rome
The true power of Rome was found after the Romans expelled the Etruscans (509 b.Ch.), who led Rome for 200 years. With a republican political system that consisted of 300 senators, the desire to maintain a balance of power in different parts of the Mediterranean, gave birth to the most successful empire in history: The Roman Empire.
What exactly do we know about the city and its inhabitants? What is behind the culture and lifestyle of the city, outside the Coliseum and Julius Caesar? If you fell asleep in history class, know that you have not lost anything. We tell you something that you find out anyway.
In Rome it was normal to throw up between meals
Did they challenge to throw up between meals so they can eat, even more? Yep. The Roman philosopher Seneca condemned the practice. Roman orator Cicero attacked Caesar because he expressed a desire to throw up after dinner. Rome is the first civilization that uses the primitive central heating systems.
During the first century, from Classic Era some houses in Rome were built with terracotta tubes. The heat from the fire tubes coming from the basement – the first central heating systems. Moreover baths were equipped with hot and cold running water, so those who wanted to could take a bath.
Caligula intended to make his horse adviser
Roman Emperor Gaius Caesar Germanicus was nicknamed Little Boots, for it was brought to the battlefield and sometimes dressed in soldier. It is more commonly known as the Latin version of his name: Caligula. He proved to be a little crazy and not in a good way.
After Suetonius, Caligula was a viper for the Roman people. He intended to make his horse named Incitatus, adviser, to give him the house, slaves and furniture, for special guests called on his behalf. He declared war on Neptune, sending his soldiers was so great with words and lived in incest with his sisters. He died at the age of 29 years.
Roman husbands kissed their wives to ensure they were not drunk
Roman husbands kissed their wives on the mouth at the end of the day, but the reason was not romantic, but to check breathing wives to tell if they stayed all day with the glass of wine next to them.