Knowing about Roman history is always fun and exciting. Romans were always known for conquering vast territories and inventing new things for their benefit. Romans also created various network of roads to enhance connectivity. There are numerous secret facts about the Roman empire which many individuals still don’t know. In this article, we’ll discuss some secret yet fun facts about the Romans and their lifestyle.
Gladiators Fighting Was Not Much Popular In The Roman Empire
The seating capacity of the gladiators fighting venue was quite massive. Yes, gladiators fighting was a source of entertainment for the emperors and citizens. When it comes to seating, the steps were classified into different divisions. No seats for slaves but women and non-citizens can sit on the steps. On the other hand, emperors and official authorities have separate seating, including the special entrance. According to modern archaeologists, the Colosseum has a seating capacity of around 50,000 people. But apart from gladiators fighting, Romans were more interested in chariot racing held in the Circus Maximus. Pantomine theatrical shows were highly prevalent, but around 20,000 individuals were hardly interested. Therefore, Romans were never much addicted to a conventional source of entertainment. They always want something more interesting and eye-catching.
The Entire Roman Empire Didn’t Die, Young
According to various ancient sources, the ancient Romans were having a life span of only 25 years. This fact was undoubtedly wrong. We have seen that Augustus became an emperor at the age of 25 and he died after a couple of years. The average life span of Roman was quite weird. The majority of Roman youngsters died in their 20s. But, many still survived till their 80s. In the ancient Roman period, a number of women died giving birth to a child due to various health conditions. If an ancient Roman survived the age of 30, he/she would likely survive until the 80s like the Americans.
Every Roman Don’t Know To Speak Latin
The entire Roman empire consists of more than 65 million inhabitants. According to Roman law, Latin was the language mostly spoken by the Roman army. But, many people continued to speak their native language instead of Latin. The ancient Romans also spoke other languages, such as Thracian and Cappadocian. According to various ancient sources, if a Roman has the knowledge of Greek, he/she is a superior individual.
Roman Emperors Use To Consume Poison Every Night
During the end of the first century AD, every Roman emperor started taking poison every day. Yes, it’s quite weird and taking poison daily lead to various health diseases. The Roman emperors used to take a small amount of poison to enhance their immunity. Mithridates, the king of Pontus, started this practice, and then every emperor followed this trend.