Rome wasn't built in a day, and we certainly haven't shut up about since. It's easy to take for granted how foundational a civilization is until you think about comparing, say, two NFL teams squaring off to a “gladiator match." Speaking of those, turns out gladiator life was different from Russell Crowe's portrayal. Instead of sword and sandals epics, they were more like Jersey Shore drunks—gladiators were the reality TV stars of Ancient Rome. If combat sports aren't your thing, don't worry: you won't believe how ancient Romans used bread

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8 Filthy Jokes Hidden in Ancient Works of Art

No matter how far back you go, dick jokes have been the driving force behind mankind's sense of humor. Even ancient figures and civilizations we tend to think of as wise and dignified weren't shy about whipping out some solid boner jokes, even when creating works of art for royalty.

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