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Posted on October 6th, 2023 in Faculty, We Have Thoughts On That... by Elizabeth W. Thill

Recently Dr. Thill was working in her dark cave of academia, having brilliant thoughts about people who have been dead for 1800 years, when she received an email from IU-Indianapolis Social Media. This email informed her that there was a huge hot trend on social media about the Roman Empire, and the IU-Indianapolis Social Media team wanted to film a brief video about it. Dr. Thill immediately concluded this was some weird malfunction of ChatGPT and went back to thinking about dead people. But no, it all turned out to be real: there is a trend on TikTok where people quiz their significant other about how often they think about the Roman Empire, and IU-Indianapolis Social Media did want to talk to her about it. So here is the resulting video, where a very nice and patient student named TJ asked Dr. Thill some questions, and then, with very skillful editing, managed to get her rambling answers into something coherent. Enjoy! And if you want to learn what the gods think of all this, check out our latest episode of Real Housewives of Mt Olympus.


How often do YOU think about the Roman Empire?

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