Ah, 2020. It’s election year! And the presidential campaigns are already well under way. All this democracy sure gives me a warm, fuzzy feeling inside. Or maybe that’s an oncoming fever. Come to think of it, my roommate just visited China…

Okay, let’s think about something else. I haven’t thought about ancient history in a while. When I was a kid, I used to love dressing in a bedsheet toga and pretending I lived in Ancient Athens. It was a delightful indulgence. I think I’ll brush off my history books and engage in some healthy educational escapism…