The Romans loved Chinese silk so much that the Senate banned its wearing by men in 14 A.D. It was hurting the economy as way too much silk was being imported and not enough of other stuff, like iron.
Romans used to call Christians atheists because they didn’t pay tribute to their gods.
While Caesar and Cato fiercely debated in the Roman Senate over a conspiracy to seize power, a note was delivered to Caesar. Cato alleged this could implicate his involvement, imploring him to read it. He handed it to Cato who read it out loud. It was a lustful love letter from Cato’s sister.