That was the impetus for me to start this blog. Well, that and my love of sharing things I find interesting. Originally I was just going to focus on common misconceptions about the Classical and Medieval worlds, but in planning what to write about I found that this wasn’t the only thing I wanted to explore. There’s so much more to see and to discuss and to share. We credit the Classical past with the birth of democracy and philosophy, with the rise and fall of emperors. We consider the Middle Ages to have been a time of chivalry and feudalism and capricious monarchs. I wanted to look at what popular culture says happened and compare it to what I’ve studied.
A Note on Sources: The majority of the information that will appear here comes from notes I took in class and from books I read in college that I kept when I graduated. When I can, I’ll list some books for further reading. A lot of this information can also be found on Wikipedia. It’s not a source you want to use without double-checking the facts elsewhere, but it’s a good place to start.