Why do we Dream? part 5 Ancient Rome

Ancient Rome

The theories outlined by the Greeks were adopted too in Rome, but used as means in which to keep order amongst its citizens. It is said that Augustus Caesar made it law that those who had a dream about the Roman Empire should share it with their friends and at social places, such as markets and taverns. Unpopular new laws were justified because they were suggested in the dreams of the rulers and citizens. It was widely agreed amongst Roman scholars that dreams came from a person’s thoughts, feelings and environment, rather than from the Gods.

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