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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: Weiterlesen →

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Roman games safe from a raid?

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Where there raids against “gambling halls” in Rome?

For notoriety of gambling money it certainly helped that this had to be done in secrecy. Weiterlesen →

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Lucky at cards, lucky in love

Lucky at cards lucky in love roman diceThe game of dice was very popular among the Romans, which shows the late antique author Aristainetos in one of his historical writings (“Erotic Letters”).

Not rarely is bad luck a frequent guest: In the letter mentioned Monochoros gets his “thoughts confused by his love madness,” so he gambled a lot of money and also his love because his mistress was gifted a lot more generously by his opponents, on account of his won money. Weiterlesen →

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