Dudes Realizing How Much We All Think About The Roman Empire Is The Funniest Trend In Years (Memes)

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Earlier this week, as I was laying in bed playing Starfield and she was in the living room watching Big Brother, my girlfriend — seemingly out of the blue — asked me how often I think about the Roman Empire.

“Huh? The Roman Empire? Why?” I wondered. What the hell could my girlfriend do with this information?

“Just answer the question,” she replied, with frustration beginning to bubble in her tone.

“I don’t know, maybe… a few times a year,” was my answer. She wondered why.

“Well, because America, you know, gets compared to the Roman Empire a lot, so…”

And then she showed me: the viral Roman Empire trend that originated on TikTok.

The trend has gone so viral, in fact, that it’s broken through the cultural zeitgeist and is being discussed on morning shows such as NBC’s Today:

Needless to say, the women of the world have been absolutely shocked by this discovery, as it appears the Roman Empire virtually never crosses paths with their consciousness.

In the days since my girlfriend indoctrinated me, the trend has spread like wildfire, resulting in a combination of endless memes and a reaffirmation of the fact that dudes, utterly and absolutely, rock.

The trend has gotten so meta that it’s not being retroactively applied to old memes, such as the iconic stock photo of a man staring off into space while his girlfriend ponders what he’s thinking about.

Widely considered to be one of the greatest civilizations in the history of humanity, the Roman Empire spanned over 1,000 years and countless territories in regions such as Europe, North Africa, and Western Asia.

The longevity and success of the Roman Empire has meant that its influences in sectors such as language, religion, philosophy, law, government, art, architecture, literature, and more remain present today.

Ancient Rome also spawned countless iconic legacies, with figures such as Caesar, Mark Antony, Cleopatra, Augustus, Caligula, Marcus Aurelius, and more remaining relevant figures to this day.

If you find yourself interested in learning about the Roman Empire but don’t necessarily have the time or desire to do any research, the HBO series Rome — which ran from 2005 to 2007 and paved the way for the likes of Game of Thrones — details Ancient Rome’s transition from Republic to Empire.

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