Thursday, February 02, 2012

Dirty Little Secret #8

Dirty Little Secret is a weekly meme hosted by us at Under the Covers. Every Thursday we get to know other bloggers and our readers more intimately by asking them a question hoping to reveal their dirty little secrets. We hope that you will all join us!

This week's question: 

If you could travel back in time, what era would you like to find yourself in and why?

I would love to be back in the time of Sparta (around 600BC). Spartan women enjoyed considerably more rights and equality to men than elsewhere in the classical world, so lots of girl power there. :) 
Spartan women could own property, were encouraged to develop their intellect and had a reputation for boldness and licentiousness that other Greeks found unseemly. 
Oh, and Plutarch wrote that “the men of Sparta always obeyed their wives.” 
But even there, things weren't perfect... still, if I had to go back in time, I would prefer to at least have some rights and respect. Not to mention the opportunity to see the yummy warriors, all strong and sweaty. :P (Remember 300, anyone?). 

Living with vikings would be interesting, too, but their women were treated like rubish, so... maybe not. O.o

You can read more about Spartan women here.

What time period would you prefer?


  1. Great choice!! I thought about this too. Spartan women were kick-ass!!

    TToria @

  2. 300 was fabulous---and if Gerard were there, I'd have no problem going to that time period, regardless of no bathroom facilities, lol.

  3. Awesome choice. I never thought of that. Yeah, I can't imagine having to obey the men if I accidently got teleported in time. It should be the other way around.

    My DLS

    Ning @ Reading by Kindle Fire

  4. Great choice! I agree 300 was beyond awesome!


  5. Ahh I forgot about 300!!! Good choice!!!


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