TB: Ancient Greece, that would be fascinating. I wouldn't mind conversing with a few philosophers! Even now I think there is still so much inequality for women in society but we at least are liberated.
TB: I can see your point about reading YA and writing YA. Another good consequent of not reading it is that your writing isn't influenced by the trends of the genre.
Good luck for the rest of the series. I can't wait to read it.