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Light and lamps of the Romans Part 2

light lamps romansStarting with the end of the 3rd Century Christian motifs also increased. A special feature was the lamps, which served as New Year gifts and brought good wishes for the coming year: “annum novum Faustum felicem tibi” (a happy and prosperous new year for you). Weiterlesen →

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Light bulbs and lamps of the Romans Part 1

Light bulbs and the Romans. Light from lamps, lanterns and candles – a life cycle assessment (LCA)

light lamps romans flameSince there were no street lights in the cities, everyone who was traveling at night had to carry an own light source. Poor people sometimes had a candle or relied on the light of the moon. Weiterlesen →

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Prostitution in ancient Rome

Prostitution in ancient romProstitution existed among Romans

But yes. Prostitution was not punishable in the antiquity. Most prostitutes were slaves who were forced by their masters or ferthey were freedmen and foreigners. Free-born Roman women had to register with the authorities on a trade. But even here there was no lack of whores or suitors. Weiterlesen →

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