I have been saying we are the Romans for a long time now. Adding around 4/2022; I plan on writing more on this subject after recently re-studying the Romans. More will be revealed.
My trip to Israel visiting Roman ruins cemented that even further for me. Just think. They started with a Republic. If the Romans had TV, what would their advertising for Colosseum games have looked like? Hell, much of our architecture emulates Roman buildings.
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