The Interesting Job of the Professional Mourner

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Ah, those Romans. They weren’t big on showy displays of emotion, but of course, when somebody died they had to be properly mourned.

They actually had, for a while, a simple (if costly) solution.

They hired professional mourners.

Professional Mourners in Rome

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