In ancient Rome actors were so low status they were subject to infamia, which meant that they couldn't defend themselves in court and could even ...

In ancient Rome actors were so low status they were subject to infamia, which meant that they couldn't defend themselves in court and could even be beaten or killed without legal repercussions.

Did they hate kino?

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How do I get a body like that?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      move more, eat less, lift heavy stuff

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Are you sure that's enough to turn me into a loofa of pure muscle?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Perhaps

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      that guy is hanging out with wolves and a bear so try that

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Sauce pls

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why though

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It was considered to be a worthless profession (actors were seen as professional liars) akin to prostitution.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        because it is
        an actors "success" is nothing but siphoning money from people who create value

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The Romans were right about actors and actresses were considered prostitutes everywhere.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Good question.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      romans had really strict social mores about subservience and dominance. dominance is manly and good, subservience is womanly and bad. actors were basically seen as dancing monkeys for their audience, and as such it was seen as one of the most subservient and degrading acts that a man could perform. even slaves in certain respects weren't looked as down upon. nero's obsession with wanting to play music, star in plays, and be a gladiator was seen as abhorrent to the upper classes because of this cultural outlook, and is why the patrician class despised him so much.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Romans considered lying to be one of the most heinous acts an upstanding citizen could perform. Perjury was seen as worse than murder or assault in many cases. One of the most serious insults was for a Roman citizen to call another citizen a liar or to imply they were dishonest.

      In Roman estimation Actors were literally professional liars. They saw actors how we would view professional assassins or something.

      Also what

      romans had really strict social mores about subservience and dominance. dominance is manly and good, subservience is womanly and bad. actors were basically seen as dancing monkeys for their audience, and as such it was seen as one of the most subservient and degrading acts that a man could perform. even slaves in certain respects weren't looked as down upon. nero's obsession with wanting to play music, star in plays, and be a gladiator was seen as abhorrent to the upper classes because of this cultural outlook, and is why the patrician class despised him so much.

      said, it was a subservient (and thus bitch tier) "profession." Many actors and actresses actually doubled as prostitutes because at that point why not? You are treated like a prostitute, may as well get paid like one.

      Also by extension most Roman theater was very juvenile and dumb. It was generally only for plebs (or patricians slumming it) and would be what we would think of as mindless popcorn flicks today, just with a dash of porn (there were lots of dick, ass, and tits, in Roman theater).

      The Romans were right about actors and actresses were considered prostitutes everywhere.

      Greeks considered them to be something akin to teachers and valued them. Athens did anyways. Greek theater was often instructive and considered high art. They would have been the kino appreciators of the ancient world. Its one of the reasons why Romans considered the Greeks as "two faced."

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        So the Romans were Chuds while the Greeks were Redditors?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Roman acting is what we, today, would think of cabaret.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Dumb esl poster

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Roman history written by Christians
    OP, I hope your hemorrhoids rub together so much that they hurt worse than when they ever have before

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Why would Christians write propaganda that made Romans seem incredibly based

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You gotta remember this was before porn, so a lot of "actors" were basically just strippers

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    you could probably do that to a theater person now and nobody would care

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Jussie Smollet was beaten and the perpetrator only spent a day in jail

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Based. I want to shake that white man’s hand. HH

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Is this William Blake?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Aleksander Novoselov

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        That's a funny looking pig. Calling bullshit on wops being related to wolves.

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    yes

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Did they?

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    thats how they should be treated. they arent special people that deserve millions of dollars. they are adults that play pretend for our amusement. they are clowns.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You're a grown man who lives with his parents. You're also a clown.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        you are not a woman

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        baseless insult. i struck a nerve. you worship normal people that dress up in costumes.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          People can tell you’re jealous through the internet.

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