Men and women’s minds work in very different ways much of the time. But while many of us assume that all guys are thinking about is sex 24/7, it seems we may have it all wrong. As it turns out, a lot of what occupies their brains is a certain period of history — the Roman Empire, to be exact. If you wondering what’s so fascinating about the time between 27 B.C. and 476 A.D., join the club.
- It all started on Instagram thanks to a guy named Gaius Flavius. He’s a Roman reenactor based in Sweden, and not long ago, he shared a video of himself that he captioned, “Ladies, many of you do not realize how often men think about the Roman Empire.” He urged viewers to ask the men in their lives this very question.
- The trend has gone viral across the internet. If you use social media of any kind, you’ll no doubt have seen posts in which women ask their boyfriends/husbands how often they think about the Roman Empire, and they’re often shocked by the responses. It happens a whole lot more than pretty much anyone would expect.
- Men think about the Roman Empire a lot. The millions of videos on TikTok show just how common this is, with answers ranging anywhere from once a week to “technically every day.” Now, whether or not these guys are actually being serious or if they’re just having a laugh.
- If you don’t think about the Roman Empire, you’re not alone. Plenty of TikTok comments prove that those of us who don’t give that time in history a second thought are plentiful. “I forgot the Roman Empire existed until this trend happened,” one person commented. Another revealed, “I literally never thought of the Roman Empire again after learning about it in history class as a kid.” Me neither!
- So, what’s the big draw here? Why do men spend so much time thinking about something so random? Many admit that it satisfies men’s urge to conquer and be valiant warriors, and no other time in history illustrates that inherent urge quite so well. That’s probably why video games like “Assassin’s Creed Origins” and “Praetorians” have done so well.