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What is the Roman Empire Meme? And Why do Men Often Think About it?

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If you’ve been on social media recently, you might have noticed people mentioning the Roman Empire.

The question is, “How often do you think about the Roman Empire?”.

The immediate answer that most men give is “Every day”.

The trend has taken TikTok, Twitter (X), Instagram, and other social media platforms by storm.

In this article, you’ll learn what is the Roman Empire meme (explained) on Twitter and TikTok and why do men often think about it.

What is the Roman Empire meme?

The Roman Empire meme is about women asking their boyfriend/husband how often do they think about the Roman Empire.

The trend was popularized by @gaiusflavius on Instagram, who has over 100k followers.

In one of his Instagram Reels, he tells his followers to ask their boyfriend, husband, or brother a question.

The question is, “How often do you think about the Roman Empire?”.

Some of the replies they received were “Every day”, “Once a week”, and “All the time”.

The meme skyrocketed in popularity when X user @KelseyMLoo tweeted about it.

“I saw an IG Reel that said something along the lines of “women have no idea how often the men in their lives think about the Roman Empire.”

“So I asked my husband: “How often do you think about the Roman Empire?”.

“And without missing a beat he said “Every day.” YALL! Why!?”.

The tweet got over 26k likes and more than 8 million views.

The Roman Empire meme is popular because of how it confuses women.

On the contrary, questions like “Would you still love me if I was a worm?” confuses men.

That meme was popularized about a year ago, which is a cliché question that girlfriends ask their boyfriends.

Both memes went viral because of their odd and simple yet deceptive nature.

Why do men often think about the Roman Empire?

A literal explanation to why men often think about the Roman Empire was made by the 5x boosted, climate change & BLM activist, democrat, and vegan influencer, Andrew Tate.

The tweet was liked by over 14k people and has over 1.8 million views.

“Men think about the Roman Empire constantly because we’re obsessed with how things work in life”.

“Why the Roman Empire? Because it’s all encompassing”.

“The Roman Empire was extremely large and complicated yet brutally effective”.

Aesthetically beautiful. Militarily successful, economically brilliant”.

“There was treachery and brotherhood. There were rich and slaves”.

“It’s the first fully studied and well known period of ancient history from which we can draw exact comparisons”.

“In many ways they were exactly like us. And they pulled off this empire with no modern technology”.

“We can’t relate to the Mongol empire. They were nothing like us”.

“The innate protective instincts inside of us also want to understand how something so amazing could be destroyed”.

“What went “wrong”. We look for the lessons in its construction and destruction and extrapolate/apply them across all areas of life”.

“If women understood the fall of the Roman Empire their entire politics would change”.

“But women don’t think about the Roman Empire. Truthfully – Women don’t think about very much at all”.

“Women feel things. That’s their super power. And they think about what they feel and why”.

“They very rarely dedicate cognition to anything outside of immediate”.

In a nutshell, men are often intrigued by the Roman Empire because it was a big and complex ancient civilization that was both impressive and had its challenges.

On the other hand, women, who have their unique strengths, tend to focus more on their feelings and immediate concerns.

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