They connected east and west cultures, built roads, spanned bridges, and even constructed sporting arenas that featured gladiatorial combat and sea battles. Emperor Augustus alone is credited with founding the principate, establishing a standing military, and a permanent fire-fighting and police force.
But beginning with that she-wolf nursing those terrible twins, Romulus and Remus, the Romans also left behind a freaky legacy that simply boggles the imagination. Here’s just a small glimpse into the wacky world that sprang from Rome.
This is an encore of one of our previous lists, as presented by our YouTube host Simon Whistler. Read the full list!