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Weeping At Funerals Was Outlawed In Rome

#28 Weeping At Funerals Was Outlawed In Rome

Funerals are sites of grief and mourning. However, Romans found a way to show-off even while burying or cremating their loved ones. In ancient Rome, weeping at funerals was customary till it got outlawed.

The size of the funeral cortege in Rome would define the deceased person’s popularity. The more the weeping, the more he was considered important. This custom soon got out of hand, and people started hiring actors to weep at the funerals of their loved ones.

To stop the fake swanking, the government took the bold step and declared crying at funerals illegal.

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