I have taught both Ancient/Medieval History and U. S. History at Lincoln College / Normal Campus in Normal, Illinois. My love of ancient history stems from my college days when I was first introduced to Alexander the Great and his conquest of Persia. Since those days, I have enjoyed reading not only about the great ancient philosophers but also Greek Mythology, as well as the early days of the Roman Empire. While researching for my Ancient History classes, I discovered the Ancient History Encyclopedia and immediately decided I wanted to be part of it. The articles/definitions I contribute have helped me immensely in my own teaching. I continually recommend the site to students.