A man named Spartacus once led an uprising of 120,000 oppressed slaves against Roman rule. Although this rebellion failed, it became death knell for era of slavery.
Slaves in ancient Rome were used by slave owners as talking tools. In addition to playing role of talking tools on estate, slave owners also trained them in skills of gladiators. Slave owners often take slaves into arena to play mutual killing games for fun.
In ancient Roman arena, after each duel, many corpses of gladiators were carried out. Even after nobles of ancient Rome died, they chose slaves for last battle in front of grave, and slaves who died in battle became burial place of owner of tomb.
In addition to this cruel ritual, there is also a ridiculous hobby. The Romans have a weakness for urine. Of course, it's not that Romans like to drink urine, but they use urine to wash clothes and gargle. do people really have this particular hobby? They don't like taste?Rise of Spartacus
Spartacus was a Thracian who was taken prisoner as a gladiator in battle against Rome.
He greatly hated rule of Roman slave owners. After gladiator performance, Spartacus released a large number of slaves, planning to kill guards, and ordered them to gather at appointed place. Spartacus Leading more than seventy gladiatorial ridges Escape.
Spartacus gathered slaves who rebelled against bloody rule of Roman slavery, along way fought Roman army and defeated slave-owning nobles several times.
The team grew rapidly and even gathered 120,000 soldiers, who moved in a mighty march to Alps. Apparently, Spartacus wanted to cross insurmountable mountain range, relying on natural hazards to avoid being besieged and intercepted by Roman army, and to lead slaves to freedom.
But with constant growth of team, many problems have appeared. The slave uprising team has no fighting program, ultimate goal, finished tactics, and long-term strategic goals.
Wherever they go, they fight and eat, becoming a huge team of rangers and servants. The team becomes more and more people, and team becomes more and more difficult to manage, ability to unite and cooperate gradually weakens, and performance ability is sharply reduced.
Thus, Roman army had an opportunity: in a decisive battle with Crassus, Spartacus took initiative, rushed forward, heroically sacrificed himself, and his troops were defeated in a decisive battle.
More than 10,000 people died in battle or were captured and killed, rest fled to Italy and fought hard against slave owners for almost ten more years.
After revolt of gladiator slaves, Romans increasingly watched terrifying and bloodthirsty gladiatorial games. Sometimes, at Roman funerals, two gladiators were chosen to fight for life and death, and dead were buried with dead Romans.
Such requests, which Pangu has rarely seen so far, are overwhelming. But Romans had an even more incredible tendency to drop jaws.Romans who wash clothes with urine
How were clothes washed in ancient times? Usually, ancient people washed their clothes by beating clothes soaked in river water with a wooden stick to knock out dirt. This method does not add any detergent, and natural effect is not very perfect.
Another way is to soak clothes in a basin of water and step on them with your feet, constantly stepping and rubbing to squeeze out dirt and achieve goal of cleaning. average.
It is said that Phoenicians were making soap in 600 BC. They say that washing action is very good, but price is naturally very high.
Even in 72 AD. e. The Romans did not enjoy this luxury. So Romans couldn't afford soap, so what did they use to wash their clothes? It turns out that Romans had a peculiar way of washing clothes, that is, washing clothes with urine.
Washing clothes with urine sounds ridiculous and absurd at first, but after a thorough analysis of composition of urine, you will find that there are elements in urine that have effect of removing dust.
The Romans collected urine and placed it in a washing basin inside house. After a period of fermentation, a special gas was released - ammonia. When it smells like ammonia, it means that basin of urine can be used to wash clothes.
After long-term storage, urine releases ammonia gas, which destroys protein and grease stains. In fact, Romans had already mastered cheap laundry regime by that time. As absurd as it may sound, fermented urine is certainly an ideal detergent.
When urine reached point where ammonia gas was formed, Romans would dilute fermented urine, and odor of urine would be diluted by neutralizing it with water.
Place diluted urine in your clothes, step on them, rinse them several times, and clothes will be very clean. The discovery of Romans was used before popularization of detergents. Besides using urine to wash clothes, an even bigger surprise is that ancient Romans also used urine as toothpaste for brushing their teeth. People may' laugh or cry.Pure Natural Toothpaste
The most popular toothpaste on market is black toothpaste, which is claimed to whiten teeth. Of course, there are so many brands of toothpaste out there and I don't know which toothpaste is best. You can choose one of them. variety of tastes. But how did ancient people brush their teeth?
In my ancient country, habit of brushing your teeth originated during Tang and Song dynasties. Salt, tea, or wine were commonly used as toothpaste substitutes for brushing teeth and gargling.
However, ancient Rome did not adopt this seemingly normal way of brushing their teeth and rinsing their mouth, but rather brushing their teeth and rinsing their mouth with urine, which is puzzling.
In addition to ammonia, urine also contains uric acid and alkaline substances, which are very effective in removing tartar.
So Romans' choice is perfectly reasonable in terms of analyzing elemental composition data, but this method is hard to accept for ordinary people.
But Romans knew how to wash clothes with urine, which indicates that they put a lot of effort into studying urine. So, practice of removing stains from teeth with urine can be real, even if experiment was not used on oneself, then one can definitely experiment with slaves.Summary
The Romans brutally suppressed slaves, seeking to squeeze last drop of blood out of slaves, and slaves became talking robots raised by owners of estates.
They either work or are assigned to field of life and death. The ultimate goal of a gladiator is death. If someone dies, a duel will be arranged in front of grave to pay tribute to deceased noble, while at same time defeated gladiator will remain at burial.
In addition to these heinous games, Romans also considered urine a scarce resource, using fermented urine as a substitute for detergent and toothpaste. While excrement has a certain cleansing effect, perhaps only Romans dared to attempt to prove use of excrement as a cleaning agent.