Male Prostitution in Ancient Rome

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

L'imperatore romano Adriano ed il suo giovane amante Antinoo Non di sola prostituzione femminile si viveva nell'Antica Roma (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, nell'ampio, variegato e decisamente disinibito panorama sessuale dell'Urbe, la prostituzione maschile trovava uno spazio tutt'altro che marginale, divenendo addirittura un lusso per [...]

Parthian chicken: a Recipe Apicius

By |2018-08-19T22:04:07+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 Gavio Apicio ci ha lasciato il più grande ricettario gastronomico della romanità e dell'antichità tutta (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, che trovate riportata testualmente [...]

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. Anche il poeta Marziale ci lascia una ricetta per preparare questa salsa Il garum era la salsa a base di pesce con cui i romani insaporivano un'infinità di pietanze (you see: http://www.pilloledistoria.it/1787/storia-antica/garum-liquamen-salsa-preferita-dai-romani). Nell'Urbe era possibile reperire garum di diversa qualità, also very expensive, as the ways to achieve it, e i [...]

The skeleton (Forgot) Pliny the Elder

By |2018-08-10T23:08:02+00:00August 10th, 2018|Events Characters Politics, News, Roma, Ancient history|

The "Skull Pliny". The skeleton of the great Roman writer was found in the early twentieth century Pliny the Elder (23-79 d.C.), writer, naturalist and Roman Admiral, was the most famous victim of the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 d.C. submerged Pompei, Herculaneum and Stabiae. There is historical evidence that the man was engulfed by lava [...]

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 [...]

The Secret of Adrian Barba

By |2018-07-01T02:57:14+00:00July 1st, 2018|Anecdotes and curiosities, Roma|

Bust of Hadrian. He was the first Roman emperor to wear beards Emperor Hadrian (76 d.C.-138 d.C.) It was the first ruler of Rome to wear beards, rather thick and curly, as we can see from the numerous busts portraying him and that we can still admire. Mainly cosmetic choice was due [...]

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 |2018-04-13T20:47:40+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 [...]

The Assassination of Caius Gracchus: un'Altra version

By |2018-04-09T22:26:25+00:00April 9th, 2018|Events Characters Politics, Roma, Ancient history|

Assassination of Gaius Gracchus (painting by Félix Auvray) The one supplied by Plutarch is one of the most renowned and accredited assassination of Gaius Gracchus versions (http://www.pilloledistoria.it/10416/storia-antica/come-mori-caio-gracco-la-versione-di-plutarco), but it is not the only. According to another report even feasible, in 121 a.C., the courageous tribune of the people was captured alive along with the faithful slave Philocrates, the [...]