5 Peculiar Facts about the Romans

Discover 5 unusual facts about the mighty Roman empire

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5 Peculiar Facts about the Romans

1 If you suffered from a stomachache in ancient Rome, one peculiar cure was to wash your feet and then drink the water.

2 There was a law in ancient Rome that decreed all prostitutes should either dye their hair blonde or wear a blonde wig. This helped to separate them from the brunette citizens.

3 It was a trend amongst wealthy Romans to have all their body hair plucked, including pubic hair. This applied to both females and males.

4 Another strange Roman remedy was gladiator blood – it was used to help cure epilepsy and infertility.

5 Wealthy Romans loved to hold long extravagant banquets, in order to consume more food once they were full they would force themselves to vomit.

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