In ancient Rome, blond hair was initially considered a symbol of prostitution, and these women had to discolor their blond hair or wear blond wigs.
After the slaves were bought from Scandinavia and Germany, the noblewomen began to wear more wigs made of their hair, and the negative stigma of blonde hair diminished in strength.
Bust of the emperor Commodus as Hercules. Marble. 2nd century A.D. Rome, Capitoline Museums, Palazzo dei Conservatori.[/caption]
Commodus as Hercules, also known as The Bust of Commodus as Hercules, is a marble portrait sculpture created sometime in early 192 AD .