30 Most Ridiculous Laws From Ancient Times

Suicide Was Permissible In Ancient Rome

#1 Suicide Was Permissible In Ancient Rome

In some parts of the world, committing suicide is a crime. Whereas in others, it is highly discouraged and looked upon as a disgraceful act. However, things weren’t quite the same in ancient Rome.

If you were depressed and wanted to blow yourself to kingdom come, you could apply for permission to the senate. If the senate were convinced that you were better off in a grave or on a pyre, then he would gladly bid you goodbye with a bottle of poison.

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