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Roman Emperors Pazzi in Cause of lead poisoning?

By |2019-03-18T03:02:00+00:00March 18th, 2019|Roma, Daily life Costume Company, Ancient history|

Caligola. A Lead poisoning may have contributed to "madness" many Roman emperors Lead poisoning may have been the cause of the insanity of many Roman emperors? This is just a guess, but according to some scholars entirely plausible. Excessive presence of this metal in the organism in fact, not only causes impotence in sex [...]

Single in Ancient Rome: Marriage Seen as a Hassle

By |2019-03-14T06:08:10+00:00March 14th, 2019|Roma, Daily life Costume Company, Ancient history|

Betrothed in Rome. Single people in Ancient Rome were few, but only for practical reasons There were singles in Ancient Rome or all were to be married? Despite substantial changes between age and the other, the marriage was not always seen positively by dell'Urbe inhabitants, especially in the era archaic. The wedding, then, were more a social duty [...]

ficatum: Liver (Grasso) Pork in a Apicius Recipe

By |2019-02-16T04:04:17+00:00February 16th, 2019|Roma, Daily life Costume Company, Ancient history|

Pig. The "accident" It was a recipe of Apicius based greased pig liver with figs The term ficatum, Ancient Rome, He indicated the liver of animals fattened with figs. I have already posted several recipes of the great chef Marco Gavius ​​Apicius (see http://www.pilloledistoria.it/10750/storia-antica/pullum-parthicum-ricetta-apicio e http://www.pilloledistoria.it/9767/storia-antica/antiche-ricette-un-dolce-apicio), but this is really the ultimate [...]

Male Prostitution in Ancient Rome

By |2018-08-20T22:37:49+00:00August 20th, 2018|Roma, Daily life Costume Company, Ancient history|

The Roman emperor Hadrian and his young lover Antinous not only female prostitution she lived in Ancient Rome (see http://www.pilloledistoria.it/4429/storia-antica/suburra-quartiere-luci-rosse-dellantica-roma e http://www.pilloledistoria.it/9171/storia-antica/aspetto-prostituta-dellantica-roma-rosso): although with characters and different rules than it in fact, in the large, varied and decidedly uninhibited sexual scene dell'Urbe, male prostitution was a space far from marginal, even becoming a luxury for [...]

Parthian chicken: a great Recipe “Chef” Apicio

By |2018-12-13T06:19:35+00:00August 19th, 2018|Roma, Daily life Costume Company, Ancient history|

Ancient mosaic depicting a chicken. The "Parthian chicken" is a recipe from the "Apicius" With its Apicius De re coquinaria (The art of cooking), Marco Gavius ​​Apicius left us the greatest gourmet cookbook of the Roman antiquity and all (see http://www.pilloledistoria.it/9767/storia-antica/antiche-ricette-un-dolce-apicio e http://www.pilloledistoria.it/9764/storia-antica/ricette-dellantica-roma-la-salsa-bianca-apicio). La ricetta del Parthian Chicken, found that reported textually [...]

Martial: a Recipe for Garum

By |2018-08-16T23:39:58+00:00August 16th, 2018|Roma, Daily life Costume Company, Ancient history|

A container yl garum. Even the poet Martial gives us a recipe for this sauce was Garum sauce seafood with which the Romans insaporivano countless dishes (you see: http://www.pilloledistoria.it/1787/storia-antica/garum-liquamen-salsa-preferita-dai-romani). In Rome it was possible to find different qualities of garum, also very expensive, as the ways to achieve it, e i [...]

Orgies and incest: Rumors on Christians in Ancient Rome

By |2018-07-24T22:53:18+00:00July 24th, 2018|Daily life Costume Company, Ancient history|

Persecution of Christians in Rome. The rulers spread the absurd rumor that they were addicted to orgies and incest Christianity has revolutionized the world and has been a major cause, as many scholars believe, the end of the Roman Empire, which for centuries it had based its power on principles antithetical to [...]

Flatulenze, Waste and other “refinements” Banquets in Ancient Rome

By |2018-04-29T02:40:52+00:00April 29th, 2018|Roma, Daily life Costume Company, Ancient history|

A rich banquet in Ancient Rome. Flatulenze, belching, vomit and urine, with meals, The ancient Romans were the norm, as known, they were not masters of etiquette and the endless banquets that used to keep are a clear testimony. While it may seem impossible to believe, dirt and the bad [...]

Banquets in Ancient Rome: Slaves for collecting Vomiting

By |2018-04-28T05:42:30+00:00April 28th, 2018|Roma, Daily life Costume Company, Ancient history|

A banquet in Ancient Rome. The Roman banquets were generally very long and full of indigestible flow "Spew be tested;, eaters may vomit", or "Vomit to eat, eat to vomit" Seneca is a phrase that very effectively sheds light on one feature, certainly not the end, banquets that were held in Ancient [...]

Doctors in Ancient Rome

By |2018-10-13T03:45:20+00:00April 13th, 2018|Roma, Daily life Costume Company, Ancient history|

Roman Woman. In ancient Rome, in addition to medical men, there were good doctors tombs and funerary steles are a valuable mine of information about customs and traditions of ancient peoples and Roman ones are no exception. I would have thought that in Ancient Rome, in addition to male doctors, there were also expert doctors? This is proved [...]