Whenever a place is a mention, you will get to remember some special features associated with that place. Ancient Rome is not an exception as you will have several pictures about The Roman Guy and the whole place of Rome in the ancient time. If it wasn’t for the many movies and shows, we wouldn’t be able to have that in mind. However, the truth is, the shows and movies don’t tell all the story. Some of their customs that you will read about will surprise you.
A story goes that most Romans used urine valuable in their lives. Urine business was so common that even the government itself had placed taxes on any sale of urine. You could find The Roman Guy making a living by collecting urine at urinals in public locations. Some other people could visit various homes to collect pee for use in various daily chores.
Roman used to rely so much on magic for them to survive whenever they visited bathrooms. Any case of constipation or diarrhea meant that death was staring at you. The Roman Guy knew that at any given time, one can face death in the restroom. There was a belief that creatures lived in the Roman sewage system were bound to bit people on their way to the bathroom. Secondly, any buildup of methane would sometime ignite and explode in the bathroom killing the bathroom- goers.
The Romans believed that losing gladiators weren’t the end but the beginning of obtaining medication for epilepsy and as aphrodisiac. The skin scrapings and sweat got were placed in bottles by The Roman Guy and sold as aphrodisiac in the form of facial creams. The Roman women would use the made cream on their faces and cover them hoping that it would make them enticing to men.
There was a great attachment between an Ancient Roman and the amount of food one takes in a day. The Roman Guy who attended banquets would take large amounts of food and then take vomiting inducers to allow them to eat again.
Whenever Roman gladiators died, The Roman Guy would gather their blood and sell them as medicine. This was because Romans used to believe that such a fighter’s blood was very strong enough to cure epilepsy. You could find Romans who used to pull out the livers of the gladiators and eat them body parts raw. You could find a doctor who held strong beliefs that drinking human blood was a cure for epilepsy and could even go ahead to make claims that they have seen an epilepsy patient recover after drinking such blood.
Dying of hair was very common with Roman women in ancient Rome. This dye could be prepared by The Roman Guy and used by their women to make their hair beautiful.