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Ancient History
2.9k votersMyths About Ancient Rome, DebunkedDue in large part to popular Hollywood films like Gladiator and Ben-Hur, there are plenty of misconceptions about ancient Rome and...
Ancient History
509.9k viewsThe Roman Emperor Who Might Have Died By Having Molten Gold Poured Down His ThroatDeath by molten gold isn’t just a grisly Game of Thrones invention. In the third century, a Roman emperor named Valerian is allege...
Ancient Rome
8.7k votersThe Craziest Ancient Rome Sex ScandalsIf the Ancient Romans knew how to do one thing well, it was party. When they weren't busy inventing the aqueduct, concrete, or the...
Ancient Rome
1.9k votersThe Weirdest Foods From Ancient Roman CuisineThe people of ancient Rome may have lived thousands of years ago, but their diets were anything but old-fashioned. In fact, they c...
Ancient Rome
2.4k voters15 Of The Dumbest Things Pop Culture Has Us Believe About Ancient RomePopular culture can inform our beliefs about many things. Historic events, people, and even entire civilizations are often over-si...
Action
193.6k viewsGladiator Might Be One of The Most Historically Inaccurate Movies EverThe writers and directors of Gladiator would probably flunk a history class. Though the film is enjoyable, ridiculously popular, a...
Ancient History
159.6k viewsWhat It Was Like To Live In Ancient Rome During Its Golden AgeAncient Rome was at its apex from the second century BC through the second century AD. During the Pax Romana of the first and seco...
Ancient Rome
450.5k views16 Disgusting Details Of Every Day Life In Ancient RomeThe Roman Empire, which lasted for around 1,500 years, stands as one of the most significant examples of the rise and fall of a ci...
Ancient History
81.9k views13 Dramatic Moments From Roman History That Sound Like They Were Ripped From TVOne reason HBO's Game of Thrones was so popular was its capacity to shock us. Loyal audiences loved it because each season was fil...
Ancient History
122.1k viewsInsane Facts You Didn't Know About What It Was Like Being a Roman GladiatorGladiators were the rock stars of the Roman Empire. But what was gladiator combat like? How did the slaves of the arena fight and ...
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774.5k viewsThe Real Commodus Was An Even More Over-The-Top Emperor Than Gladiator's VersionYou likely know the name Commodus as the bad guy from Gladiator, the Best Picture winner from 2000. Played as a pervy psychotic by...
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1.8m viewsWhat Sex Was Like In Ancient RomeIf one were to base knowledge of Roman history on film and television, it'd be easy to think the entire civilization was a giant "...
History
48k viewsThe 13 Most Formidable Enemies The Roman Empire Ever FacedSure, there were lots of rebels in ancient Rome (Spartacus, anyone?), but the most fascinating people the Romans fought were leade...
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137.5k viewsRoman Emperor Elagabalus Was A Capricious Tyrant Who May Have Invented The Whoopee CushionEmperor Elagabalus was the Roman emperor for a brief time from 218 to 222, but he packed a lot of scandal into those years. When i...
Ancient Rome
292 votersThe Most Notable Romans Who Helped Kill Julius CaesarWhat does the saying "Beware the Ides of March!" mean? It refers to the day - March 15, 44 BCE - on which Gaius Julius Caesar, one...
Ancient Rome
42.6k viewsWhat It Was Like To Be A Spectator In The Roman ColosseumAncient Romans loved their sports and entertainment, and the Colosseum put on the grandest games in all of ancient Rome. With its ...
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428.3k views14 Facts About The Picts, A Scottish Tribe That Gave The Roman Empire HellSo, who exactly were the Picts? They were a mysterious group of people who resided in what is now northern England and southern Sc...
Fantasy
2.3k votersWhy Spartacus Is More Groundbreaking And Hardcore Than Game Of ThronesGame of Thrones is lone of the most beloved prestige shows in recent television history. It has amazing characters, wild plot twis...
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30.9k viewsHow Did The Romans Build The Colosseum?One of the world's most notable feats of architecture is the Colosseum in Rome. Opened in 80 CE by Emperor Titus, this massive str...
History
61.2k views11 Interesting Facts About What Ancient Roman Parties Were Really LikeContrary to popular belief, Rome was not all crazy sex parties. In fact, ancient Roman parties were pretty tame by today’s standar...