What bizarre action was a part of the daily routine of most Roman emperors?

Answer: Poisoning themselves. Roman emperors took a small amount of all known poisons, believing doing so would grant them immunity. The practice began in first century CE and was first developed by Mithridates the Great (134-64 BCE), king of Pontus.

Source: A History of Medicine by Lois N. Magner

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