Ancient Rome Facts

By caylie

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1. Their were apparently few woman in early Rome, Romulus kidnapped neighboring Sabine woman.Most of the girls were prizes of whom ever got them first,while a few of the beautiful ones were brought to the leading senators by special gangs.

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2.At its peak,the roman empire comrised only 12% of the worlds population

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3. Romans physicians had a wide range of surgical tools, including catheters and speculates. Many modern medical terms still have Latin roots. The knee cap , for example , is the patella, which is Latin for , shallow dish.

4. most Romans avoided being cruel to their slaves


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5. Ancient Romans celebrated Saturnalia a festival which slaves and their masters would switch places.

6. life expectancy in Ancient Rome was from 20 to 30 years

7. the Roman emperor Caligula made his horse a senator.

8. In ancient Rome, woman would drink turpentine to make their urine smell like roses.