This rating is used for claims that could be mostly true or mostly false, depending on your point of view. The individual words of the claim tend to be all true. As such, it is misleading rather than outright true or false.
Were Christians fed to the lions?
We all think we know that Christians were regularly fed to lions by pagan Romans, and this likely did happen. But is it an isolated phenomenon specifically targeted at a new and radical sect?
Did modern mathematics originate in the fifth century BCE?
It is often assumed that the Greeks invented mathematics in the 5th century BCE, and that they had a set definition of what it entailed. But this is an over-simplification of the history of mathematics.
Was Homer a real person?
The epic poems that are known as the Odyssey and the Iliad were attributed in ancient times to a poet called Homer. But did this Homer really exist?
Were Achilles and Patroclus cousins?
The relationship between Achilles and Patroclus is sometimes portrayed as one of cousins, most notably in movies based on the Iliad, but their relationship was far more complex.
Did the Oracle at Delphi get high on fumes?
Popular perceptions of the Oracle at Delphi include the Pythia sitting by or above a geological fissure and becoming intoxicated on fumes of some kind. Historians are less convinced by this image.
Did 300 Spartans try to put a halt to the Persian advance at Thermopylae?
The Battle of Thermopylae was where, in 480 BC, a force of just 300 Spartans led by King Leonidas fought valiantly against the Persians. Or is there something the popular accounts are not telling us?