Here is a top list of 20 history facts you probably didn’t know about the ancient Roman Empire. From bloody gladiator fights at the colosseum to insane emperors drinking poison. From women sporting a unibrow to gluttony to the point of vomiting. Find out what Julius Caesar and the Senate were really up to.
The glory and the decadence that was Rome serve both to amuse and warn us. The ancient Romans no doubt thought their civilisation would last forever, but weak and corrupt governments, decadence, refusal to have enough children and reliance instead on ‘barbarian’ immigrants destroyed them utterly.