Face To The Facts
A little while back, I did an introductory post on myself, however since then I have gained many new followers, and I figured It'd be a good time to introduce myself and talk about why I created this page. So my actual name is Eric TenWolde, a 21 year old student currently living in Helsinki, Finland. I was born in Cinncinati in the US, but have lived here in the North for most of my life, and I am part Finnish and part American. Obviously, Roman history is my greatest, but not only, passion, thanks to me growing up in a very history-loving family and also simply developing an interest of my own.
I created this page for a few reasons. Firstly I love to write, it being something I've been doing since I was little, and second because of my love for writing about the Romans. However I also wanted to create a history page here on Instagram that was both active, new and also offered a chance for readers to actually learn something new. Too often will you find "history" pages here that are content with posting pictures accompanied by a few meek sentances that do little to actually educate one's audience, and disturbingly many are just copy-paste accounts on the two World Wars.
I also wanted to create this page to disspell the countless ridiculous myths and outright lies about the Romans and the ancient world in general, and to advise people on where to find that good information from elsewhere also. Roman history today is corrupted by modern people ignorantly trying to cram modern ideas and morals into the ancient world where they are not relevant, and the Romans seem to be viewed in a highly biased light nowadays mainly as a result for the modern mind's natural dislike for empires, among many other factors. What the problems are with modern study and attitude towards the Romans is something fit for a whole other post. Anyway, I would like to thank my followers, old and new, for getting this page up to prosperity. For someone like me who spends much time worrying about the fate of Rome's history and how its corrupted, its quite relieving to see such widespread and passionate interest in the subject remain.
Roma Aeterna Est!