Romans could be considered to be the ‘Americans’ of their time. They had a complex system of power including a senate, judges, and 2 presidents. They were a great civilization that has been studied and emulated. They might have been sophisticated and civilized, but they had some strange traditions that would make any visitor wonder.
#10 Chariot Was the Thing of the Time
All the gladiators and fighters In the Colosseum paled in comparison to a number of chariots and chariot racers. Chariot races, not gladiator brawls were the preferred spectacle for Romans to watch. It was estimated that a chariot stadium could hold 5 times more than a gladiatorial stadium!
#9 The Robes of the Rich