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I love Hetalia Rome but he’s pretty much the opposite of everything a Roman was supposed to be like.
The clothes are not historically correct. For the most part. I think.
I'm laughing so hard at this, and I don't even know why...
My Latin class is just finishing up book six. He even devotes an entire chapter to describing German reindeer XD
And I didn't know that ancient Romans were the first to start kissing customs. But this comic reminded me of a joke I saw the other day. It's about a Italian and a Greek who were arguing about which started or got better at in science, sex, etc XD Here it is:
One day , two men, a Greek and an Italian were sitting in a coffee shop discussing who had the superior culture.
Over triple lattes the Greek says, "Well, we have the Parthenon."
Arching his eyebrows, the Italian replies, "We have the Coliseum."
The Greek retorts, "We Greeks gave birth to advanced mathematics"
The Italian, nodding agreement, says, "But we built the Roman Empire."
And so on and so on until the Greek comes up with what he thinks will end the discussion.
With a flourish of finality he says, "We invented sex!"
The Italian thinks for a moment and then replies, "Ah, yes, that is true, but it was the Italians who introduced it to women."
Now I'm wondering how their personalities got so bass-ackwards.
The stereotypes are really very much like the ones modern Europeans had regarding their colonial subjects. It's funny how things don't really change
I also think Hetalia Rome is inaccurate.
2) While some emperors did entertain in gladiatorial fights, these were few and far between and the ones who did were generally looked down upon by historical writers (Nero for one). Gladiators and the lion bait were slaves, prisoners and criminals. While gladiators could achieve a celebrity like status among the common people in Rome it was NOT by any means a respectable thing for anyone of status to do, least of all the emperor.
3) While it's true the Romans used nudity to humiliate their foes in war and no one was supposed to walk around naked, there was an important exception to this: Roman bathes! Bath houses were EXTREMELY popular in Rome and in all Roman provinces from Spain to Britain and eastward, emperors would often build them to show off their wealth and prove they were doing right by the people. These public baths were sometimes divided by gender, but also sometimes co-ed, and nudity was definitely expected in them! (I heard somewhere that they even had a custom to applaud when a well-endowed man entered the bath, though I'm not sure if that's true. If so it was probably sarcastic since Romans usually saw particularly large cocks as 'barbarian' but hey)
The rest seems good but I really wanted to clear up those things (the last isn't even really a problem it's just an extra note really idk I majored in classical archaeology so)