Blame Lori at Feministing for this: She introduced me to Wikipedia’s List of Common Misconceptions, and now I am obsessed. So I’ll be posting one a day, for discussion or enlightenment, until I get bored or just start to forget. Today’s misconception: Vomitoriums in ancient Rome.
In ancient Rome, the architectural feature called a vomitorium was the entranceway through which crowds entered and exited a stadium, not a special room used for purging food during meals. Vomiting was not a regular part of Roman dining customs.