Saturday Morning Beard Fact

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May 13, 2017

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The men of ancient Rome had an ambiguous relationship with beards. They found the long curled beards of the Greeks somewhat off-putting, and those Romans who chose to wear beards tended to keep them clipped and neat. Lucius Tarquinius Priscus, King of Rome in the sixth century BC, is said to have introduced the razor to his countrymen and tried to encourage the habit of shaving. A century later, the fashion finally caught on.

Moustaches, Whiskers & Beards by Lucinda Hawksley, National Portrait Gallery

 

 

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