Ancient Romans in intimate attitude

Ancient Romans in intimate attitude

Although it seems hard to believe, given the reputation of great lovers they always enjoyed, it seems that a large number of ancient Romans male suffering from impotence, as evidenced not only by historical sources but also accredited by the Literature, suffice it to quote a famous passage of the Satyricon of Petronio, great artist lived at the time of Nero, where Encolpius, one of the protagonists, He is forced to deal with a tragicomic failure.

It was a situation quite common and frequent in Ancient Rome, and the cause should be sought in the huge amount of lead the water content of the baths and housing, whose citizens they ingested daily dose far higher than that considered normal; the lead poisoning It is indeed one of the major side effects of lead poisoning, only that the Romans could not know.

Anyway, this has not affected that much about the legend for centuries sees them as great conquerors (photo: classtravel.it)