Things to do at dinner

For those of you who may have been under the impression that a vomitorium was a place where Romans went to vomit in order to continue their gluttony, this is not true.

Turns out a vomitorium is an architectural feature of amphitheatres that allowed spectators to enter and exit quickly (vomere: to discharge).

So, next time that piece of mythology emerges at the dinner table, you know what to do.

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