Profession ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome
We live in a world, the rate of change which is constantly growing. And, accordingly, and change of way of life, requires different knowledge and skills. And of course, become obsolete and profession. Some go to the category of Hobbies and activities, others just disappear. Professions, like people, are born, live and die.
The organizer of orgies
These people performed duties similar to duties of a modern event Manager (event – event). Event Manager is the person who is preparing for various events for organizations or individuals.
The fact is that before the word “Orgy” did not mean what is often meant today. It was a high society dinner, with copious libations, food and women. Which not always ended in sexual violence. The organizer of the Orgy was to provide procurement, to equip the room, to provide room for guests to invite women, etc. It was not respecting the profession, its representatives are not loved, but often resorted to their services.
The name of the most famous planner of the orgies reached our days is Gaius Petronius Arbiter. He was close to Nero, and it was even called “arbiter of elegance”. Familiarity with Veronaville him sideways: he sentenced Gaius Petronius to commit suicide, and, of course, he was forced to obey the command of the Emperor.
Porter preferred body
Despite the fact that these people were always well dressed and fed, their job cannot be called easy. Imagine a staircase with hundreds of steps, which need not always raise the slender body of his master. And still it is necessary to take into account the fact that the stretchers were decorated with gold and glass. In addition, the privileged body was required to wear gently, so as not to give rise to the syndrome of sea-sickness.
In Ancient Rome silver was mined hands. The boys were lowered into very deep and narrow burrows. Due to the fact that it was hot and poisonous gases were present, to live in such a regime could not exceed 3 months. But the Romans didn’t care, because the workers were slaves.
Ancient Rome was famous for the first ever prototype of the sewers. But she was not centralized, and each individual house. And from time to time all needed someone not too squeamish to remove the accumulated waste. This function was performed by Stercorarius. When his basket was full, he had received a “good” farmers.
The custom to use at funerals professional mourners has its roots in antiquity. Mourners were known in Ancient Egypt. They had to wail and cry for the dead, for which he received payment. It is interesting that, unlike Ancient Egypt, the Muslim East, professional mourners could be only women.
The objective of urination was to dive deeper than 30 meters. Most often it is needed to install the structures. The diver was the hood with the air in the form of bells, and to the feet was attached the cargo. The rope was connected urinator with the surface. This work was highly respected and highly paid.
In ancient Greece athletics were held in high esteem. To become an athlete, you had to be a man from 30 to 60 years and must have revered status in society. The main tasks of gymnasiarchos was the education and training of these people, as well as the organization and holding of competitions.
Gymnasiarch was elected for 1 year. For athletes looked presentable, he washed their bodies and smeared with special oils. Interestingly, funds for the maintenance of schools was not released, gymnasiarch actually do contain them. Then what is the advantage of the profession, you ask? Gymnasiarch were very respectable people. Plus they can carry a stick, which they were instructed too aggressive or lazy athletes.
The Creator of tablets with curses
Who is sort of a modern copywriter – specialist in the preparation and writing of texts (from English copy – manuscript writing – writing). If someone someone wanted to say stuff, he ordered a plate of a specialist and carried her to the temple. It was believed that the deity can read the sign and do what it says.
The unfortunate writer half of the day listened to the complaints of the guests, and the other half was up with a horrific curse. Many of these tablets have survived to our time. Here’s one of them: “Paralisi all the members and joints of Victorius, the charioteer of the Blue team… all of his horses… blind their eyes so they could not see, and pomote their hearts and souls that they could not breathe”.
Organist of the water body
Water agencies work on the same principle as that of wind, but instead of air they use water. In ancient times it was quite common instruments, and musicians that owns the organ, were very popular. The organist could count on a long career as a musician, to invitations to various festivals and events. It is known that Nero, too, was fond of playing on the water body.
The funeral clown
This profession existed in Ancient Rome. As you can tell from the title, invited this clown not for the holidays, and the funeral. He wore the mask of the deceased and entertained guests.
The profession in Ancient Egypt was hereditary. The only exception was the profession of the scribe, since the selection for this position exclusively on the principle of professional competence. The position of scribe was virtually the only outcomes of career opportunities.
Scribes in Egypt were respected people. They held various official positions, from the low – transcribers of the documents to the highest – the first vizier of the Pharaoh. Even the pharaohs did not disdain to call themselves scribes of the divine books.