Before mailing me an item for review, please verify that I am actually interested in considering it for review.
- Wasn't Jesus Before Greece? or Wasn't Greece Before Judaism?
If you're unclear about broad historical eras, please check this timeline of major events. I can't stress enough how important it is to understand this basic framework. A map is vitally important, too.
If you want to ask a question about a specific article I've written, please send me the URL. If you don't send an URL with an ".htm" at the end of it, I won't know what you are referring to.
- Can you help me answer my homework questions?
Certainly I can help you, but I won't do your homework for you.If you send me your homework questions, even thinly disguised as an "interview," you can expect no reply. But if you are trying to do your own work, and encounter some difficulty, help is here. You may wish to begin with the 1000s of pages on this site. Don't forget your local or school library! Then, once you have actually begun your work, please feel free to post specific questions on our forum.
- Tell me all about Hera (Juno), Aphrodite (Venus), etc.
To make it as easy as possible for you, I have an alphabetized list of references for the major gods and goddesses. For the Greco-Roman gods and goddesses, both names are listed, so you don't have to remember. Please take a look at this list: List of Major Gods and Goddesses.
If you need more information than you find there, chances are your question is beyond me -- in which case you'll need the expertise of one of the forum contributors -- so please post your question on the forum.
- Would you please translate something for me?
No. I'm sorry. Period.
Please read Where Can I Find a Latin/English Translation of... before posting your translation question on the forum, where someone may possibly answer it.
It is not possible to handle questions in other alphabets. That includes Greek, Sanskrit, and Hebrew.
- I need to write a paper on King George. Would you please send me information?
While King George may have lived a long time ago, he does not belong in ancient history. My time period ends in A.D. 476. To make it more concrete, linguistically, modern English starts with Shakespeare's time. That archaic-sounding age is about a 1000 years after the end of my time period.
Book publishers: Medieval is too recent.
Try one of the more modern history sites.
On the other side of time, the period before writing is covered by the Archaeology Guide.
- I found your site on an internet search for classics. Would you please send me information on Shakespeare?
If your question is about Julius Caesar or Midsummer Night's Dream, I may be able to help.