Facts About The Ancient Roman Empire

It Wasn’t Good To Be Left-Handed

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Photo Credits: Fototeca Gilardi/Getty Images
Photo Credits: Fototeca Gilardi/Getty Images

Although being left-handed today is more of an inconvenience rather than an actual problem, in Ancient Rome, that wasn’t the case. People that were left-handed were considered to be unfortunate or even wicked by their right-handed counterparts. Those who were left-handed were held in suspicion by others because they were also believed to be deceitful people.

Although some people claim that left-handed Romans were held in high regard, this is false. The prejudice against left-handed individuals was so strong that the Ancient Romans began to wear their wedding rings on their left hand’s third finger to avoid sin from lefties.