If you could travel in time, which era would you visit and why?
I'm amused by the Writer's Block for today, since it seems like I've been discussing this already this week.
Anyway, I have a few time periods I'd love to visit, or maybe revisit, depending on transmigration of souls;)
Let's start with Hellenic Athens, preferably as a male landowner, so I could appreciate the very things I love about Ancient Greece.
I could probably handle Hellenistic Greece (During and after Alexender) and Ptolomic Egypt wouldn't be that bad either.
Spain would be great during the height of Rome. Then again, Spain would be great during any period not involving the reconquista
or the Inquisition. I really loved visiting Spain in this lifetime.
If I had to visit during the period after the fall of Western Rome, I'd much rather visit Constantinople or maybe Alexandria during the western Middle Ages. Hell, I'd like to go to Istanbul in th modern age, just because the Hagia Sophia is one of my favorite architechtural monuments.
Renaissance Italy, preforably Florence or Venice. Again in a position to enjoy the artistic and cultural highlights of the period.
Past that, I could live without the colonial periods or pretty much any of the 1800's. Which leaves Postwar US after WW I and WW II. Both of which retain some weird romaticism about them for me.