• Ancient Rome
  • 1 min

By Crusader1307

It is a common misconception in History, that the ''practice'' of Ancient Roman Nobles who ate to such great access, could go to a specialized Rooms during Feasts and ''throw up'' (Vomit), as a means of ''making room' for more food. Thru time, Historians assigned such locations the title of ''Vomitorium''. Whereas Roman Nobles were seen as living a life of extreme access, unfortunately – such place most probably did not exist. The term, as used in Ancient Rome, was in reality an architectural one – more associated with any structure which had a large entrance to allow crowds to exit. Mostly seen in Amphitheater and Colosseum building styles, ''to vomit forth'' large crowds – The ''Vomitorium Entrance'' was common. It served to moved large crowds into and out of such structures after Events. It would last well into the 15th Century, as a ''Stage'' (Acting) term, the same way.

The misconception in Roman Nobles having specialized rooms (Vomitoriums) built to accommodate Feasting Guests, who wished to ''vomit'' up their meal so they could continue gourging themselves grew out out the dislike for The Patrician Class. Seen as living a life of extreme excess and vice, it was noted that at some ''parties'', Slaves (afterwards) – cleaned up such ''debris'' (along with foodstuffs). As such, ''rumor'' began to replace fact. But, to be sure, even then, the rumor may have given some Noblemen the ''idea'' to use their toilets as a form of ''Vomit Room''. Note widespread, it was from this 'belief'' that the Modern interpretation of ''Vomitorium'', was born. It would be propagated well into the 19th Century AD.