Headless Game in Rome !

Cube drop heads ? – An outrageous anecdote:

Lucky at cards lucky in love roman diceThe Romans played a lot and very passionately. In particular, the dice game indulged in the upper class and not only a few emperors were even compulsive gamblers. Thus, the following happened:




Caligula once played dice. When he realized that he had no money, he ordered to be give the tax lists of Gaul and had the wealthiest of the circle executed. Then he returned to his teammates and said: “You are playing over a few paltry pence, while I have now taken about 150 million dinars ”

(Dio Cassius , Roman History LIX 22.3 f )

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