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Hello everyone, I hope you are doing well. A new episode of "Let's Check Out the News" is out! Today I’ll be commenting on an article titled: “Why are people on TikTok asking men how often they think about the Roman Empire?” published on CBSNews. Don’t hesitate to participate in the discussion if you wish. Enjoy. Useful vocabulary: An enthusiast To go viral Modern-days sewage system To popularize An Aqueduct To rise to power A spectacular collapse To expand A political / military system An emblematic movie To be portrayed (in TV shows or movies)
New TikTok trend: How often do you think about the Roman Empire?
Nov 20, 2023 7:59 AM
Comments · 4
Recently I read the book `The Confessions` by Jean-Jacques Rousseau . The author said the most impressive thing in his life was The Pont du Gard, Roman aqueduct bridge built in the first century AD to carry water over 50 km . An iconic Ancient Roman bridge inspired Rousseau and his philosophy inspired many generations. I am looking at the pic of this bridge and feel inspired too!
Nov 21, 2023 5:02 PM
In China, I don't think men think or talk about Roman empires a lot, at least, my husband doesn't , but when the topic goes to Roman empires, he may talk about how ambitious and brave they were such as Caesas Great. One reason is our education about world history that we were not exposed into so much. Another reason should be we have no so much interest in empires and we are a little bit tired about hearing empires stories since empires came and went in our entire history.
Nov 21, 2023 1:43 AM