The Astonishing Truth About Vomitoria Revealed

The ancient Romans had them as do we

Fresco of a banquet, Herculaneum (via factanddetails.com)

“They vomit so they may eat, and eat so that they may vomit.” — Seneca in a Letter to Helvia

The ancient Romans have a pretty lousy, albeit well-deserved reputation. They stole brilliant ideas from the Greeks and made them grotesque. Their relentless empire-building enslaved millions and left the…

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