The Greeks put public health warnings into plays.
One drink was considered good for health, a second would enhance “love and pleasure” while a third would encourage sleep.
But ancient Greek drama warned of Bacchanalian revels degenerating into drunken violence.
They also advised to drink a glass of water between cups of wine, and diluting wine with water.
The Egyptians were concerned about the plethora of bars along the Nile, and warned against drinking too much and lewd behaviour, as well as taking mind-altering substances such as blue lotus.
Authorities in Pompeii introduced street lighting, but this led to complaints by night hawks that it took away their anonymity as they tried to forget the stresses of the day, echoing our own concerns with CCTV cameras.
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