Tap to unmute

Bizarre punishments from Ancient Rome (Part three)

  • čas přidán 7. 09. 2023
  • #absolutehistory #ancientrome
    📺 Discover the past on History Hit with ad-free exclusive podcasts and documentaries released weekly presented by world-renowned historians Dan Snow, Suzannah Lipscomb, Matt Lewis, and more. Get 50% off your first 3 months with code ABSOLUTEHISTORY 👉 access.historyhit.com/
    This channel is part of the History Hit Network. Any queries please contact: owned-enquiries@littledotstudios.com

Komentáře • 6K

  • @Allie_Kotiki
    @Allie_Kotiki Před 2 měsíci +26513

    "Video games make people violent!"
    People before Video games:

  • @WillieTaggett
    @WillieTaggett Před 2 měsíci +7263

    "You're next in line to rule Rome as Caesar.."
    "Nah, I'm good bro"

    • @giancarloferrara1583
      @giancarloferrara1583 Před měsícem +41

      Na you can……….just don’t be shit at it

    • @madors8279
      @madors8279 Před měsícem +168

      ​@@giancarloferrara1583 you could be a good emperor but they would still kill you. The standards were very different to refer someone as a "good leader" if you didn't kill enough people you weren't a good leader. It's actually better not to become a emperor

    • @ViolettaD1485
      @ViolettaD1485 Před měsícem +20

      Didn't work for Claudius.

    • @J_L_A
      @J_L_A Před měsícem


  • @_SuzukiK_
    @_SuzukiK_ Před měsícem +3784

    "When in Rome, leave Rome" - ancient times wisest man

    • @richmondvand147
      @richmondvand147 Před měsícem +70

      ".. but first sack rome then leave" - other wise men from northern europe

    • @michaelzheng8108
      @michaelzheng8108 Před měsícem +34

      ​@@richmondvand147ez because every road leads to Rome.

    • @houser2094
      @houser2094 Před 21 hodinou

      Sun Tzu said that or gahdhi or einsiten or something I keep forgetting

  • @timesnewlogan2032
    @timesnewlogan2032 Před 2 měsíci +9306

    The Praetorian Guard had two jobs:
    1. Protect the emperor
    2. Kill the emperor

    • @doucefrance5481
      @doucefrance5481 Před 2 měsíci +64

      So who kill the guard?

    • @proboanimations3767
      @proboanimations3767 Před 2 měsíci +245

      Emperor: let me eat cereal *puts milk first*
      Praetorian: NOOO 🔪

    • @J.T.7
      @J.T.7 Před 2 měsíci +116

      They technically had more power than the emperor, they descided who was the emperor and when his time was over. And of course it depended a lot on if you paid them enough.

    • @doucefrance5481
      @doucefrance5481 Před 2 měsíci +5

      @@J.T.7 What about Julius Cesar? Was he most powerful?

    • @jerrylim6722
      @jerrylim6722 Před 2 měsíci +78

      Emperor: so yeah, here's your pay check for this month *hands a deed worth 10 grand from the treasury*
      Guard: *begins to pull knife out*
      Emperor: *frantically scribbles an extra 0 to make it 100 grand*
      Guard: *sheathes his knife*

  • @HelloPooter
    @HelloPooter Před měsícem +396

    "It's so weird. No one wants to step up to be emperor."
    Marcellus cleaning his dagger: "Yeah, what's up with that??"

    • @motherschild5783
      @motherschild5783 Před 4 dny +3


    • @BlazasLongLostCousin
      @BlazasLongLostCousin Před dnem

      ​@@motherschild5783no it doesnt

    • @BlazasLongLostCousin
      @BlazasLongLostCousin Před dnem

      Cringe Kid

    • @GhostMiami
      @GhostMiami Před dnem

      ​@@BlazasLongLostCousinAngry for no reason 💀

    • @HelloPooter
      @HelloPooter Před dnem +2

      ​@@BlazasLongLostCousin So you got upset at a joke that isn't directed at you, came into the replies, replied to people who liked it and then made a seperate comment to call it cringe. Sounds pretty cringe to me, lil bro 😬

  • @iceman-cn5xx
    @iceman-cn5xx Před 2 měsíci +480

    Blood really said “put him in there with 1/4 of the OTHER zodiac”

    • @yuryur4176
      @yuryur4176 Před měsícem +6


    • @iceman-cn5xx
      @iceman-cn5xx Před měsícem +4

      @@yuryur4176 my bad, I didn’t even see I hit the 4 and not the 3, but since I did everyone must see what a dumbass I am 😂

    • @yuryur4176
      @yuryur4176 Před měsícem +2

      @@iceman-cn5xx its ok...I was drunk.....jk

  • @IamKnucks
    @IamKnucks Před 2 měsíci +13641

    Never underestimate a human's capacity for cruelty.

  • @TheRealestBubby
    @TheRealestBubby Před měsícem +53

    My toxic trait is thinking I could fight my way out of the sack

    • @JimiMagnificent
      @JimiMagnificent Před 14 dny +10

      You probably could if your hands aren't tied and you smuggled a piece of metal to cut the leather. The real problem is whether the snake is venomous

    • @Oooo-pe6jq
      @Oooo-pe6jq Před 7 dny +4

      Ngl that is a wildly toxic trait bro how can u look at that and think anything but a horrific death haha

  • @marcusalt-kw3qs
    @marcusalt-kw3qs Před 2 měsíci +341

    People has been real silent after daniel walked out of that lion torture

    • @simplybribrii
      @simplybribrii Před 14 dny +5

      Good one😭😌

    • @clown134
      @clown134 Před 11 dny +7

      is this one of those unproven Bible myths?

    • @darkedo9783
      @darkedo9783 Před 11 dny +3

      ​@@clown134 well do you think this is short is a myth or is actually real that will give you an answer

    • @mabyeweredogswoof2186
      @mabyeweredogswoof2186 Před 9 dny +3

      ​@darkedo9783 not sound logic whatsoever

    • @Georg3e
      @Georg3e Před 9 dny +2

      Good thing it never happened 😂

  • @carbonatedmayo
    @carbonatedmayo Před 2 měsíci +15960

    "That's it. Get in the sack."

    • @wmd13194
      @wmd13194 Před 2 měsíci +412

      "You have vexed me for far too long Maximus!"😂😂😂😂

    • @puddin9079
      @puddin9079 Před 2 měsíci +151

      @@wmd13194 He yelled, into the sandy wind. His face scrunched, and expression mixed of annoyance and anger.

    • @ldg-ville1097
      @ldg-ville1097 Před 2 měsíci +151

      DEMETRIUS!! Fetch me a dog monkey snake and rooster 😂

    • @Rainy_Day_Daydream
      @Rainy_Day_Daydream Před 2 měsíci +101

      “No, no, please not the sack! I’m sorry!!”

  • @hopex9729
    @hopex9729 Před 2 měsíci +71

    “Unless you were a samurai”

  • @Fookyr
    @Fookyr Před 2 měsíci +92

    One during nearly every Emperor's life:
    "Huney pass me the toast... h-honey, put the knife away please. Honey? Honey! Aaaaa!" 😂😂😂

    • @richmondvand147
      @richmondvand147 Před měsícem +7

      I get you stabbing me honey but why the gardener, or the stable boy, my best man, the chef, that kid I met in the scholium and the dog? *dies*

    • @Fookyr
      @Fookyr Před měsícem +2

      @@richmondvand147 why Santa ? ....

    • @joker35871
      @joker35871 Před 21 dnem +3

      The most likely murderer were actually the bodyguards, the praetorian guard killed 13 emperors

  • @CyberAesthetic
    @CyberAesthetic Před 2 měsíci +9003

    “He survived that fall? It must be a sign from the gods.. that he hasn’t suffered enough”

    • @rado3787
      @rado3787 Před 2 měsíci +180

      Dang blud needs to suffer extra

    • @malcontender6319
      @malcontender6319 Před 2 měsíci +122

      Actually laughed there. Well done.

    • @koreyDoreyASG
      @koreyDoreyASG Před 2 měsíci +56

      the electric chair isnt working

    • @ltgaming8510
      @ltgaming8510 Před 2 měsíci +35

      im adding a dog monkey snake and rooster into my fortnite squad

    • @g1c7
      @g1c7 Před 2 měsíci +4


  • @YueorHanuka
    @YueorHanuka Před měsícem +12

    "if you survived the fall dont worry"
    You totally wouldn't get beaten up to death my two men

  • @Hell.Official
    @Hell.Official Před měsícem +10

    "Nothing personal Caesar, we're just doing our job."

  • @refumei7847
    @refumei7847 Před 3 měsíci +76131

    They just put a bunch of random animals in and called it a punishment
    Edit: wtf why this blow up

    • @Polska_Edits
      @Polska_Edits Před 3 měsíci +10275

      They fight wildly inside of the sack, so it's not too plesent

    • @holidayhouse03
      @holidayhouse03 Před 2 měsíci +3440

      Today they just fire you from your job.

    • @ska4dragons
      @ska4dragons Před 2 měsíci +6373

      The dog bites, the snake is likely venomous, the rooster stabs you with its spurs, and the monkey rips your hair, extremities, and grabbable skin off with its hands.

    • @jordanpollard6493
      @jordanpollard6493 Před 2 měsíci +3533

      ​@@ska4dragons or all five unwilling participants drown and the exercise of throwing animals in the bag is as pointless as it is sadistic

  • @AdaezeAgbasi-rg3uw
    @AdaezeAgbasi-rg3uw Před měsícem +20

    Roman Emperors always live in fear and paranoia because the people who are protecting them can also be the ones to end them. That's how Emperor Caligula died.

  • @DreamSansKin
    @DreamSansKin Před 19 dny +3

    "How did the lions not eat you!?"
    Dr. Dolittle: "Well you see-"

  • @kingfrvryt
    @kingfrvryt Před 2 měsíci +15109

    They were so nice to give her some bread and water before suffocating 💀💀💀

    • @mandles
      @mandles Před 2 měsíci +107


    • @DarkSol16
      @DarkSol16 Před 2 měsíci +1053

      To be fair, death from hunger and thirst is painful. Suffocation due to lack of fresh air is slowly losing consciousness and never waking up again.

    • @TraceguyRune
      @TraceguyRune Před 2 měsíci +447

      @@DarkSol16 Do you not understand? It takes 3 days to die of thirst, 3 weeks to die of hunger, and 3 minutes to die of suffocation.

    • @fiafish
      @fiafish Před 2 měsíci +577

      @@TraceguyRuneyeah but you gotta run out of oxygen first

    • @JeTeLBaka
      @JeTeLBaka Před 2 měsíci +33

      ​@TraceguyRune you are so understanding and wise.

  • @lolno4384
    @lolno4384 Před měsícem +6

    Fun fact: the majority of the 23 stab wounds on julius' Caesars body were from writing styluses, that's why it took so many blows for him to go down

  • @XMehrooz
    @XMehrooz Před 2 měsíci +6

    "You are sacked" - Roman Abramovic, Chelsea

  • @sroy7982
    @sroy7982 Před 2 měsíci +2260

    "You are sacked" - my Roman boss

    • @wolvie1618
      @wolvie1618 Před 2 měsíci +69

      "You're telling me I'm fired?"
      Boss: *starts pulling out random animals* "not exactly..."

    • @nikkired5584
      @nikkired5584 Před 2 měsíci +14

      O dang I wonder if that’s where that expression comes from!
      Looked it up.. unfortunately it’s not.

    • @Im.definitely.not.cool-
      @Im.definitely.not.cool- Před 2 měsíci +4

      @@nikkired5584where does it come from

    • @nikkired5584
      @nikkired5584 Před 2 měsíci +22

      @@Im.definitely.not.cool- Before the Industrial Revolution - when men, women and even children flocked to the factories to make a living - it was far more common for workers to travel from job to job. Rather than joining a team, tradesmen, craftsmen and labourers would move around on their own, carrying their own tools and supplies, and find work where they could get it.
      The easiest way to lug their tools around was in a sack, which they would then leave with their employer for safe keeping. The origin of the phrase, therefore, starts to become clear. With no job security, contracts or trade unions, workers could be discharged at a moment’s notice. Once their services were no longer required, they were literally given their sack, before being ordered to pack it up and leave.
      (Sorry it’s kinda long i copy pasted the answer. 🙂)

  • @nekipeh7373
    @nekipeh7373 Před měsícem +4

    Let us all appreciate the bravery of those good and sane emperors who took the mantle to lead an empire. Truly a sacrifice wprth dying for

  • @irenedontoh9692
    @irenedontoh9692 Před 2 měsíci +4

    Wow. Mankind has really done well to survive all this to not be extinct today, since the times of the Roman Empire till date.

  • @dfscsccxdf793
    @dfscsccxdf793 Před 2 měsíci +5481

    The thing about Roman emperors is that if your personal guard doesn't like you, they can just kill you.

    • @trancendental5373
      @trancendental5373 Před 2 měsíci +116

      The importance of the Praetorian guard is overstated in pop culture.

    • @wombatZ
      @wombatZ Před 2 měsíci +32

      @@trancendental5373May you elaborate?

    • @ngle4246
      @ngle4246 Před 2 měsíci +15

      @@trancendental5373 Explain.

    • @bobdylan6454
      @bobdylan6454 Před 2 měsíci +10

      So they’re like the Sith in Starwars?

    • @user-hi6vg4fz5j
      @user-hi6vg4fz5j Před 2 měsíci +66

      With that logic any personal gaurd could kill their leaders, most just fear the consequences

  • @Mr20Batmanfan
    @Mr20Batmanfan Před měsícem +2

    Palpatine: It's treason then...

  • @user-tw8zx6wn9d
    @user-tw8zx6wn9d Před měsícem +2

    Didn't mention that the penalty of the sack also included scorpions and poisonous snakes

  • @jeepeedurocher
    @jeepeedurocher Před 2 měsíci +8879

    “Those damn barbarians and their savagery!”
    Meanwhile romans:

    • @ordennuevo469
      @ordennuevo469 Před 2 měsíci +247

      Well Romans were pretty savage and barbaric that’s why they were so succesful.

    • @zk9889
      @zk9889 Před 2 měsíci +278

      Well..the term barbarians is Greek. For Greeks even Romans were Barbarians..

    • @Trissana281
      @Trissana281 Před 2 měsíci +64

      Hey, make the punishment terrible and people will behave..or make good show. I applaud this system, except for those innocent animals put into sacks. In my country the daily expenses on prisoners are more than what baby gets from state, so...yeah, human rights to humans, the murdering stealing raping rest can have bread and water in coffin under ground.

    • @maxfraxx3349
      @maxfraxx3349 Před 2 měsíci +195

      ​@@Trissana281uhhh the woman in the ground simply lost her virginity and thats it, so she was killed... your brain half on?

    • @snowlynx1585
      @snowlynx1585 Před 2 měsíci +117

      @@Trissana281 You are laughably ignorant of how the real world works

  • @Dev-qs2yb
    @Dev-qs2yb Před 2 měsíci +1

    Good old days.

  • @user-mc6vi8yd7l
    @user-mc6vi8yd7l Před 2 měsíci +10

    Misogyny during the Rome empire:

    • @jessica3218
      @jessica3218 Před 26 dny +3

      So the men could have sex but women can’t

  • @derekfuqua1254
    @derekfuqua1254 Před 2 měsíci +13359

    As Romes newest emperor. I declare every dagger be smelted down.

    • @cross-eyedhollow
      @cross-eyedhollow Před 2 měsíci +911

      The people will make one big dagger to do the job!

    • @derekfuqua1254
      @derekfuqua1254 Před 2 měsíci +514

      @@cross-eyedhollow So technically a sword or greatsword. Putting me with the few and maybe a quicker death.

    • @cross-eyedhollow
      @cross-eyedhollow Před 2 měsíci +258

      @@derekfuqua1254 No its a BIG DAGGER

    • @Chamac0n
      @Chamac0n Před 2 měsíci

      You would have gotten executed like those 30 who tried 😂

  • @megthefrostdragon
    @megthefrostdragon Před měsícem +6

    Fun Fact: Ceasar actually wasn't an emperor, he was a dictator. Dictators in Ancient Rome were typically temporary rulers, and after about a year, they'd step down. Ceasar, however, didn't. This probably would not have been a huge problem, except Ceasar was pretty bad at his job. I think we all know where that went

  • @jeanneamato8278
    @jeanneamato8278 Před 2 měsíci +3

    Living in Rome wasn’t all it was cracked up to be.

  • @terrenusvitae
    @terrenusvitae Před 2 měsíci +4048

    Funny thing is, you often got the exact same punishment for being a good emperor.

    • @harrabiwassim
      @harrabiwassim Před 2 měsíci +260

      yeah, it's basically what happens following a successful coup, and coups were very frequent in Ancient Rome

    • @bricknolty5478
      @bricknolty5478 Před 2 měsíci +101

      @@harrabiwassim It's honestly astounding how long they managed to keep things going. I don't know if there were any peaceful transfers of power

    • @metroidhunter965
      @metroidhunter965 Před 2 měsíci +33

      I mean, at least they had an effective way of enforcing term limits in that regard

    • @Jono_93
      @Jono_93 Před 2 měsíci +2

      It certainly was effective.😂💀

  • @gabrielv.zoletast.marthamo8460
    @gabrielv.zoletast.marthamo8460 Před 2 měsíci +2

    Being a shit emperor got me💀

  • @LoneWandererInbound
    @LoneWandererInbound Před 5 dny

    *Now "You should proud cuz you'll be like Cesar" will be my new line*

  • @JimRichardHartmann
    @JimRichardHartmann Před 2 měsíci +3242

    Reminder to self: Do not apply for that emperor position!

    • @OilRig-1
      @OilRig-1 Před 2 měsíci +17

      I think you’ll be fine as long as your in a union ^^^ hope this helped

    • @daffydaggers3156
      @daffydaggers3156 Před 2 měsíci +6

      Here that, donald?!?🤣

    • @EricLatios
      @EricLatios Před 2 měsíci +5

      The emperor with no clothes

    • @pluckybellhop66
      @pluckybellhop66 Před 2 měsíci +1

      I have no will to live, I will take it

  • @theReefinReaper
    @theReefinReaper Před 2 měsíci

    We gotta bring back that last one

  • @misterhamsandwich
    @misterhamsandwich Před měsícem

    I demand a top lethal jobs of history video

  • @angelopacana7912
    @angelopacana7912 Před 2 měsíci +5128

    I like the killing emperors thing. Like an imperial state member approached you implying "youre not doing a very good job these days" and taunts you with a knife.

    • @saxonflynn8885
      @saxonflynn8885 Před 2 měsíci +188

      That is what America had in mind but with guns im pretty sure

    • @macstrong1284
      @macstrong1284 Před 2 měsíci +95

      Yeah but even if you were a “good emperor” you sometimes still weren’t spared the dagger

    • @B4TU_YT
      @B4TU_YT Před 2 měsíci +88

      ​​@@saxonflynn8885 sadly JFK is the one who died this way instead of George W. Bush

  • @gwennylramires
    @gwennylramires Před 12 dny +1

    “But don't worry there were men at the bottom waiting to finish the job”💀

  • @xXBobaXx-pq3st
    @xXBobaXx-pq3st Před měsícem +16

    Everyone who feels bad for the dog and other animals in the sack 😢

  • @acuothacuoth502
    @acuothacuoth502 Před 3 měsíci +21456


    • @thevillager8339
      @thevillager8339 Před 2 měsíci +934

      Your honour. My client pleads oopsie-daisy

    • @badart3204
      @badart3204 Před 2 měsíci +322

      Nah, brothers are fine it’s the fathers you cannot touch

    • @imaginehavingpfp5779
      @imaginehavingpfp5779 Před 2 měsíci +320

      Fun fact: the romans actually thought of that so they made up a rule that if you crossed the pomerium you were sentenced to death, making romulus' killing of his bro legal

  • @BillyBackstory
    @BillyBackstory Před 13 dny

    Really creative with the animation! Excellent educational material!

  • @gorysko
    @gorysko Před měsícem

    I feel like i see a video of "the worst death penalty" in Rome and its always something different😭💀

  • @MsK4YY
    @MsK4YY Před 2 měsíci +1288

    RIP to those animals that was randomly thrown in a sack and didnt know what was going on and why.

    • @zoyadulzura7490
      @zoyadulzura7490 Před 2 měsíci +64

      RIP to them and to everyone else so brutally killed.

    • @barneyboyle6933
      @barneyboyle6933 Před 2 měsíci +52

      For the human: this is a cartoonishly severe punishment meant to maximize suffering as retribution for wrongdoing.
      For the animals: sorry it’s nothing personal

    • @pieexpo140
      @pieexpo140 Před 2 měsíci +19

      The animals also murdered their relatives

    • @AlyssaReneeM99
      @AlyssaReneeM99 Před měsícem +10

      I feel so sad for the animals :(

    • @andrewkirkley2439
      @andrewkirkley2439 Před měsícem +3

      Basically vegan teacher

  • @charlesliu6152
    @charlesliu6152 Před měsícem +1

    Ah so that’s where the midsommar scene came from

  • @C5RandomMotivations
    @C5RandomMotivations Před měsícem +3

    We're far worse than ants.

  • @erorr.sanitynotavailable6937
    @erorr.sanitynotavailable6937 Před 2 měsíci +1378

    Ok, stop me if you’re heard this one.
    “A dog, a monkey, a snake, a rooster, and a human walk into a sack….”

  • @TheCoCoBully
    @TheCoCoBully Před 11 dny

    We need to bring some punishments back.

  • @bryanhill3041
    @bryanhill3041 Před 2 měsíci

    We need to bring this back NOW!

  • @hcn6708
    @hcn6708 Před 2 měsíci +3301

    The irony is that your father could kill you with 0 repercussions

      @THEDEEDSMAN Před 2 měsíci +327

      That changed when rome became christianized. Filicide and infanticide is illegal according to the Bible

    • @jmurray1110
      @jmurray1110 Před 2 měsíci +82

      Depends on the chapter

    • @goyonman9655
      @goyonman9655 Před 2 měsíci +43

      In which chapter is Infanticide reccomended

  • @cinskybuhsrandy5099
    @cinskybuhsrandy5099 Před 14 dny

    I like your animation style. Very cheerful.

  • @wowzers0009
    @wowzers0009 Před měsícem

    Bring these back please

  • @danielleboon1543
    @danielleboon1543 Před 3 měsíci +4714

    Don’t forget that whole “human candle” thing Nero was so fond of

    • @oscarchoy9469
      @oscarchoy9469 Před 2 měsíci +101

      Which I might add probably is untrue

    • @danielleboon1543
      @danielleboon1543 Před 2 měsíci +316

      @@oscarchoy9469 idk, I’d believe it. For one, that’s exactly how sadistic he was. It’s not like burning is any worse than eaten by dogs or crucifixion. This is exactly the type of thing he would do. It likely would have felt very appropriate after he blamed them for the great fire, it’s very eye for an eye. But secondly, there’s historical references not only saying he did do it, but also outlining how he did it. Tacitus is a well regarded historian who lived fairly soon after (close enough to get first hand accounts). If he believed it, that’s a pretty good source

    • @oscarchoy9469
      @oscarchoy9469 Před 2 měsíci +177

      @@danielleboon1543 I think you forgot that most of the sources we know about him are written by the senators who despised him and the Christians who he did persecute but most likely not to the same extent as presented not to mention he did not start the great fire of Rome he was not even at Rome at the moment

    • @TheRealNormanBates
      @TheRealNormanBates Před 2 měsíci +45

      I think they call those "Roman candles"

  • @silasbertrand764
    @silasbertrand764 Před měsícem

    That second one is epic... Especially if they kick you off the cliff...

  • @user-xm9hl7vg4g
    @user-xm9hl7vg4g Před 13 dny

    This is excellent!

  • @FishKepr
    @FishKepr Před 2 měsíci +6194

    That woman buried alive looks like she’s thinking, “It was worth it.”

    • @goldngamer1365
      @goldngamer1365 Před 2 měsíci +607

      "10/10 Worth the death, would try again if I could"

    • @jin_cotl
      @jin_cotl Před 2 měsíci +70


    • @nunyabiznes33
      @nunyabiznes33 Před 2 měsíci +390

      "I may be underground rn but I got the vitamin D"

  • @jenoctober
    @jenoctober Před 2 měsíci

    Best animation ive seen all week 🎉

  • @egal1780
    @egal1780 Před 10 dny

    Number 4 sounds extremely brutal...

  • @rahcollier7006
    @rahcollier7006 Před 2 měsíci +1897

    The treason punishment has an elegance to it. "Look upon the land and the lives you turned your back on. Now the land itself will end your life and failing that, the people will finish the job."

  • @Wildraindraws
    @Wildraindraws Před měsícem +1

    Wow, those three emperors must have either been really good at there job, or really lucky.

    • @aditisk99
      @aditisk99 Před měsícem +1

      Or maybe died in other ways.

    • @Wildraindraws
      @Wildraindraws Před měsícem +2

      @aditisk99 Yeah XD I realized that it's pretty likely they died of other ways right after I commented

  • @Thismightbethelongestusername


  • @HardDriveFullOfPoop
    @HardDriveFullOfPoop Před 2 měsíci +870

    “Poisoners, Sorcerers and Christian Women” is the weirdest trio ever and I don’t see enough people talking about it

    • @aSUGAaddiction
      @aSUGAaddiction Před 2 měsíci +27

      I came looking for this comment.

    • @lewis2011
      @lewis2011 Před 2 měsíci +12

      Ah yes, the good ol' days

    • @assyrianrelief
      @assyrianrelief Před 2 měsíci +100

      As a Christian woman I’m glad I didn’t live in that era. God help all those martyrs who died such a horrendous death for their faith alone. 🙏🏻❤️ ✝️

    • @sonya-c
      @sonya-c Před 2 měsíci +58

      ​@@assyrianreliefas a Sorcerer and poisoner, I'm also glad I don't live in that era. Spaguetis flying monster help all those martyrs who died such horrendous death 🪄 ✨ 🐍 🍷

    • @E_2the_mma
      @E_2the_mma Před 2 měsíci +13

      @@sonya-c My fellow poisonous sorcerer you just made my day :)

  • @clashthegamer
    @clashthegamer Před 27 dny

    The 2nd one was probably the most mild one

  • @Paws_Network
    @Paws_Network Před 2 měsíci

    We need to bring some of these back.

    • @stevenschnepp576
      @stevenschnepp576 Před 2 měsíci +1

      So tell me, what's it like going through life with a brain indistinguishable from a ping-pong ball?

    • @Player-pj9kt
      @Player-pj9kt Před měsícem

      If you want it back then go to Afghanistan

  • @calisthenicaksh-27
    @calisthenicaksh-27 Před 2 měsíci +1184

    those animals in sack: what the f we did?

  • @Ryan-rr5fg
    @Ryan-rr5fg Před měsícem

    3 is my favorite and should be reinstated

  • @tweakerkid
    @tweakerkid Před 2 měsíci

    'The boats' has to be the worst ever

  • @fitrianhidayat
    @fitrianhidayat Před 2 měsíci +2704

    I think it's worth mentioning in #3 that you don't actually need to be guilty to be punished. They're usually scapegoats when things go bad, like "we're losing the war? Must be those virgins breaking their oaths"

    • @The_Bird_Bird_Harder
      @The_Bird_Bird_Harder Před 2 měsíci +402

      Also I get the odd feeling that they didn't make many an exception for sexual assault.
      Which while less likely under guard. I get the feeling probably resulted in at least one lady entombed.

    • @pandaman2234
      @pandaman2234 Před 2 měsíci +325

      The vestal virgins were some of the most politically powerful people in Rome, harming one in any regard was a death penalty offense. It's why wealthy Roman's paied to have their wills held at the temple of the vestal virgins, because they knew no one would dare try and brake in.

    • @thats_odd
      @thats_odd Před 2 měsíci +8


    • @coralseru
      @coralseru Před 2 měsíci +23

      what about the punishment for Christian women

  • @FRADAVE01
    @FRADAVE01 Před 6 dny

    This is the first time today that I've thought about the Roman Empire!

  • @InBriefHistory42
    @InBriefHistory42 Před měsícem

    This is so interesting!🙌

  • @ShogunRyuusha
    @ShogunRyuusha Před 2 měsíci +233

    That one dog in the sack: "I will never shit on the floor again if you get me out of here, man."

    • @talkingweevil3172
      @talkingweevil3172 Před měsícem +6

      They add the animals Because then you have no way of floating on the top cause they will be clawing and freaking out

  • @nininikUGXrealmsminetest27

    Bro, the melon playground stab sound effects tho😂

  • @Get_away_from_me
    @Get_away_from_me Před měsícem

    “Video games make people violent!”
    before video games:
    People after video games: “dude that’s fucked up”

  • @emiisuro
    @emiisuro Před 2 měsíci +747

    "Timothy, you haven't been a very good emperor for the past few months. You know what happens now."

  • @jeengyim3072
    @jeengyim3072 Před 2 měsíci

    Hahaha this actually made me laugh, the delivery of this knowledge is hilarious

  • @the_superking1588
    @the_superking1588 Před 21 dnem

    History is interesting to learn when is not for exam

  • @walterknobloch3022
    @walterknobloch3022 Před 2 měsíci +1274

    "You're Christian!?... That's illegal!"
    "What will happen to me?"
    "You can get eaten my lions in front of hundreds of people..."

    • @Caffeinated_Coffee
      @Caffeinated_Coffee Před 2 měsíci +25

      Good job at describing

    • @Golden_Girl7123
      @Golden_Girl7123 Před 2 měsíci +5

      Interesting to note the images of christ during those times were of Borgia. Was being a Christian a form.of treason ?

    • @kaimobley5324
      @kaimobley5324 Před 2 měsíci +59

      ​@@Golden_Girl7123the Bible talks about this

    • @Caffeinated_Coffee
      @Caffeinated_Coffee Před 2 měsíci +39

      @@Golden_Girl7123 yeah, because it didn’t follow the way of the Romans.

    • @phantomspaceman
      @phantomspaceman Před 2 měsíci +4

      I hear sometimes they tied people to two sticks and left them outside.

  • @V.E.R.O.
    @V.E.R.O. Před měsícem

    I love the graphics!

  • @guybrush1701
    @guybrush1701 Před měsícem

    That animation SCREAMS "Monty Python" and i am HERE FOR IT!

  • @caravanlifenz
    @caravanlifenz Před 2 měsíci +481

    Back in those days, people were killed even if they didn't do anything wrong. Socrates famously continued to lecture his students as he died, which just shows how he accepted that people were unfairly sentenced to death and there was nothing he could do.

    • @XJ6_Mayur
      @XJ6_Mayur Před měsícem +14

      I also heard he was the most annoying man for his times xD

    • @Sworder.Zaciano
      @Sworder.Zaciano Před měsícem +9

      "There is nothing we can do..."

    • @coweatsman
      @coweatsman Před měsícem +8

      Socrates was convicted by a jury of 500. 500? That's one hell of a large jury but that's how Greek justice rolled.

    • @coweatsman
      @coweatsman Před měsícem +14

      @@XJ6_Mayur Held a mirror to people's shallow opinions. It's one thing for someone to tell you that you're a fool and another for someone not to tell that you that you are a fool but to let you realise it yourself.

    • @newmeta2668
      @newmeta2668 Před 21 dnem +4

      Not just "back in those days". People are still being wrongfully sentenced to death.

  • @caseymac96
    @caseymac96 Před 29 dny

    I read it as ‘the penalty of the snack’ and was very confused

  • @ModelK-8904
    @ModelK-8904 Před 13 dny +1

    "When in Rome, go back home" - MF DOOM

  • @JustaCherry477
    @JustaCherry477 Před 2 měsíci +841

    "My brother tried to kill me so i defended myself!"
    "Too bad! Get in the sack!"

  • @oceanmike8516
    @oceanmike8516 Před 2 měsíci

    Wow this gives a whole new meaning to “getting the sack”.

  • @ShadowGaming42069
    @ShadowGaming42069 Před dnem

    Casca: *Cleaning his knife.*

  • @saaineeandharshvi5631
    @saaineeandharshvi5631 Před 2 měsíci +2472

    This is how rapists and child predators should be dealt with.

    • @normalhuman9260
      @normalhuman9260 Před 2 měsíci +146

      What are those? You mean "woodchipper food"?

    • @theanimator7687
      @theanimator7687 Před 2 měsíci +46

      Maybe, I'll workshop the Parricide into the Pedo Punishment.

    • @rustyhowe3907
      @rustyhowe3907 Před 2 měsíci +74

      @@normalhuman9260 I was thinking some fertilizer factories could seriously benefit as well.

    • @kingol4801
      @kingol4801 Před 2 měsíci +124

      Nobody should be tortured, period. You start selectively justifying evil acts and you only contribute to evil

  • @AshleyPatricks
    @AshleyPatricks Před měsícem

    I'm just imagining the person thrown off landing on one of the men below 😭

  • @Ezra._.theGenderFluid_therian

    This is the better version of history class 💀

  • @randy_hato
    @randy_hato Před 2 měsíci +430

    love how they gave the PERSON BEING BURRIED ALIVE some bread and water
    so they dont die from starvation and ONLY die from suffocation. somehow very kind and very cruel at the same time

    • @goeticfolklore
      @goeticfolklore Před 2 měsíci +46

      It’s to absolve them of guilt, man cannot kill a vestal virgin.

    • @phillyleotardo4343
      @phillyleotardo4343 Před 2 měsíci +8

      yo heres some bread bro

    • @stevenschnepp576
      @stevenschnepp576 Před 2 měsíci +29

      And a lamp, to make sure the good air got used up quickly.
      As ancient punishments go, that was probably one of the least cruel.

    • @user-ht145efg
      @user-ht145efg Před 2 měsíci +4

      They would only die of suffocation anyway it takes 3 minutes

    • @victordeluca7360
      @victordeluca7360 Před 2 měsíci +11

      @@user-ht145efg Worst 3 minutes of all time
      I will take the cliff, thank you very much

  • @LRS_998
    @LRS_998 Před měsícem

    the no 3 is the most bizarre punishment

  • @VictoriaElifAYTEKIN-hh8qm
    @VictoriaElifAYTEKIN-hh8qm Před měsícem

    Make a vid abt the least painful punishments

  • @chiefbig
    @chiefbig Před 2 měsíci +765

    The punishment of Treason is, to me, weirdly fascinating:
    Bring people to the top of the mountain that overlooks Rome.
    "Magnus. Do you witness the Glory?"
    "I do."
    "Remember what you witnessed, Magnus. Rome and her Glory will remain Eternal. As for you, you will die in front of this Glory."

    • @EthanBeattie-wh4zx
      @EthanBeattie-wh4zx Před 2 měsíci +61

      The way the video phrased it, I thought it was going to be something like 'If you survived the fall, the city judged you as innocent/pardoned,' but no, just a couple of guys sitting at the bottom to kick your head in.

    • @nicholashodges201
      @nicholashodges201 Před 2 měsíci +41

      That was the kind of the point. Also so symbolically speaking it was so all of Rome could watch.
      They'd have done it on TV if they had it then

    • @pollos-hermanos
      @pollos-hermanos Před 2 měsíci +54

      "Are you alive, magnus?"
      "Not for long beat his head in boys"

    • @chiefbig
      @chiefbig Před 2 měsíci +10

      @@pollos-hermanos lmao

    • @ana419
      @ana419 Před 2 měsíci +1

      Very poetic.

  • @nihil0771
    @nihil0771 Před měsícem

    Should bring back the last one

  • @kaykiekid
    @kaykiekid Před 2 měsíci

    😄❤❤ These animations reminds me of "Monty Pyton's Flying Circus" back in a long time ago!

  • @YourLocalRat378
    @YourLocalRat378 Před 2 měsíci +479

    “Wow!! What a nice view of the cit-“

  • @thebayjay
    @thebayjay Před 2 měsíci

    Couldn’t help but notice that crucifixion was left off of this list 😬

  • @user-lf3hn2jw9y
    @user-lf3hn2jw9y Před měsícem

    The last one should still be applied

  • @mohammadalnoor6115
    @mohammadalnoor6115 Před 2 měsíci +757

    Just found out the entirety of Shakespeares “Julius Caesar” was basically just another day at the office

    • @Im.definitely.not.cool-
      @Im.definitely.not.cool- Před 2 měsíci +28

      “ahh, what a great day. The Roman emperor getting stabbed 17 consecutive times with a dirty stone knife, and I can finally enjoy a nice plate of cake.”

    • @niquel5831
      @niquel5831 Před 2 měsíci +5

      @@Im.definitely.not.cool- Julius Caesar was never an emperor. It wasn't an empire yet.

    • @Im.definitely.not.cool-
      @Im.definitely.not.cool- Před 2 měsíci +11

      @@niquel5831 let me enjoy making the joke

    • @drfarrin
      @drfarrin Před 2 měsíci +5

      Lol, not even. Caesar was the OG. The man crossed the Rubicon and set the standard for getting assassinated.

    • @liberaltears1714
      @liberaltears1714 Před 2 měsíci +9

      @@drfarrinhe was a great man, expanded Rome and tried to save the decaying republic from a corrupt ineffective aristocracy that it became. Even showed mercy to the senators who assassinated him when he easily could’ve had his armies kill those cowards multiple times. All because they feared he would become a king and that they would lose their power. But alas they martyred him, a civil breaks out and Rome gets an emperor.