When someone mentions Ancient Rome, you almost always think of insane orgies, or remarkable architecture, depending on your preferences. But what almost nobody mentions about are some of their idiotic laws and prohibitions, especially when viewed from a modern-day perspective.
Let’s quickly jump in on those and judge the filthy Romans, as if we’re any better than them! Enjoy!
Prohibition of suicide
Simply put, if you wanted to commit suicide in Ancient Rome, you’d have to first ask for a permission from the Senate. In written form, of course, stating all the why’s and how’s. If the Senate deemed your request worthy, you’d be given a flask full of sweet relief. And by that I mean “poison that will probably make you cough your heart out before it kills you”. I hope I’m wrong. Also, I’m not a historian.