I read this interesting post on defining the persona in historical writings last week. It was fascinating.
When we look at something written by people long dead, we tend to read it within this filter that this writing is representative of the person, the period, the region. We know that people can often write the opposite of what they feel in modern society, so why do we assume these ancient people are any different?
It’s an interesting discussion, and I’ll be interested to see what comes of it.