A few days ago I saw the movie Gladiator.
Parenthesis (Russell Crowe seems to have been born to play that role in the movie!!!).
While watching the movie I was thinking "wow, I am a descendant of the Romans...they have conquered half of the world. They were such an amazing culture". I a few words, I felt very proud of that...
Anyone who get to know a bit more about me, always wonder if I am 100% Italian, as I have some feature more typical of Asian people than of Italians, such as intolerance to alcohol (which makes me very sick) and allergy to cow milk products. One of my grandfather traced our roots back and even if it is true that apparently ages ago, one branch of my family lived in Venice (and so could have had some contact with Asian people thanks to the trips of Marco Polo), there was not clear explaination of where I got these considered not-Italian features from.
And then this morning I was just listening to a scientific podcast, like every sunday, when I heard the news that they found remaining of ancient Asian living during the Roman Empire in Italy........I can't help....I know that it may sound a bit weird, but anything to do with my ancestor and from where I come from, fascinated me immensely...so I like to speculate about it :-)
8 years ago