Within the customs of the ancient Roman civilization , there are some that will surprise us more than others. In Rome every evening courtesans gathered around the Temple of Venus to seduce men. They donated part of the income to the goddess Venus. Courtesans took part in all religious festivals. In Rome, also happily married ladies participated in festive orgies; they differed from prostitutes only in that they covered their heads with a headscarf. Orgies took place at the foot of the statues, whose heads and genitals were decorated with golden wreaths.
OUR TAKE: Modern European societies love to talk about the Greek and Roman roots of their civilizations. But somehow they always forget to mention the uncomfortable truths. Civilization build on orgies? Nah... better not talk about it. The Big Lies didn't start with Trump.