I'd love to be in rome back during the height of the roman empire. Something just appeals to me about that period. Or alternatively I'd be around at the year Jesus was born, in Judea so I'd be able to see for myself what all the fuss about this jesus fellow was about.
Edited: as Red Orc is completely correct, and also to clarify.
EDIT: It's nice to help clarify things... and, it sounds like a good plan!
I might complain about the modern world a lot, but I think I'd not like to go back much before the late 19th century. Sewars and electricity, though not exactly necessary, are certainly a improvement on shitting in a bucket and melting whales.
:on the whole, favouring what might be optimistically called 'civilisation' cyclops:
"Well it's Forty-one Thousand Nine Hundred Sixty-nine OK -
Gotta war across the Milky Way - "
Iggius Popiscus and the Stoogii, "41,969"
Unless you where in China, when the three Kingdoms era pretty much tore it apart.
And aye, I'd love to see (not sure I'd want ot live there,) but I'd love to see if some of those portrayed in the Three Kingdoms Novel, and the minor pieces about the historically are in anyway accurate.
I'm much happier in this time period, to be honest. In the classic era you'd either have to live in a completely harsh and brutal world unless you were mega-wealthy (It still is, but not so much) if I had to choose, I'd say the Industrial Revolution. Booming econimies, lots of people with new, hungry ideas. A glorious era for the average joe.
Yeah, you had McCarthyism. You also had an overwhelmign sense of purpose and manifest destiny.
Oh, and Penicillin.
"I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain."
-The Bene Gesserit Litany Against Fear, Dune