A historic question addressed to men is becoming popular on TikTok: «How often do you think about the Roman Empire?». The interview with brothers, fathers, colleagues, friends and partners has an unexpected outcome: most of them think about the Roman Empire at least 2/3 times a week, some at least once a month and for others it is even an obsession .
And no, the interviewees are not professors of History, Literature or Art, much less relatives of Piero Angela and yet… it seems that the fascination for the ancient Roman Empire is still very present today and more modern than ever.
Browsing through the videos fromhashtag #romanempire you can find thousands of testimonials on TikTok. Here are some:
Even Jared Leto (actor, singer-songwriter and frontman of the band Thirty Seconds to Mars) he admitted thinking about the Roman Empire at least twice a weekthanks to his interest in history and love for the ancient streets of the Italian capital.
Rather curious that the Roman Empire is still so predominant in male minds. We hope it is due to the monumental-road-artistic legacy or the passion for films and TV series inspired by the time and less by the extremely patriarchal culture of the period, often connected totoxic ideal of masculinity that wanted man solely in the role of a courageous warrior, a fearless gladiator or a bloodthirsty emperor.
Some female users claim that they also think about the topic frequently, it is not just a male prerogative. Others, however, are to say the least amazed by this trend they wonder what the female version of the Roman Empire is. Among the most popular are: Lady Diana, the Titanic, Greek mythology and the Salem witch trials.
And you? How often do you think about these historical events?
Source: Vanity Fair
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