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There are a couple of cases of ancient authors known for a single work, where we have articles for both the author and the work. This is obviously not a problem where we know something about the author independently, but where we don't, most of the article about the author ends up being about the work and its legacy, while the article about the work is often just an outline. I wonder whether some of these articles ought to be merged or if the substantive material could be concentrated on the author page and the work-page be renamed to something like Outline of .... Candidates:
Hi, I have a rather simple question, or so I hope: at Felix Ennodius#Descendants, there's a link to the disambiguation page Ennodius (at the third bullet point). Who is meant here - is it one of the persons listed at Ennodius, or someone else? I haven't been able to figure it out. Lennart97 (talk) 11:39, 4 February 2021 (UTC)
Ugh. Felix Ennodius is the creation of that infamous banned editor who is responsible for so many articles on fictional personages. Based on that, first thought would be that this is another one of his fictions, & fodder for AfD. (He's not mentioned in the list at List of Roman governors of Africa, which raises suspicion.) However, there is a reliable source that not only confirms his existence, but provides some information on this proconsul: Martin Heinzelmann, "Gallische Prosopographie", Frankia, 11 (1982), pp. 531-718 at p. 596; he cites PLRE II, p. 393. And Heinzelmann fails to confirm most of the names in the family tree of the proconsul -- although he notes the proconsul is the ancestor ("Vorfahr") of the bishop. -- llywrch (talk) 08:52, 6 February 2021 (UTC)
I'm no expert and I don't have the required sources to hand, but to the untrained eye the xyston article looks like it's had a rather rambling off-topic essay on all manner of other topics inserted into the middle of it, conflating that weapon with the sarissa, contradicting the existing material in a poorly integrated way, and opining rather freely. I'm not sure if one of the sources added (a rather clickbaity '10 Things You Should Know' page on www.realmofhistory.com) is especially usable. Is any of this of any value, or would it be better to simply revert to the version of a couple of months ago? 126.96.36.199 (talk) 03:07, 10 February 2021 (UTC)
Translations of articles
Mysteries of Isis is now at FAC
Feel free to comment at the FAC page.
Chalkydri sounds interesting, but the sources are not ideal. Does anyone have anything about these mythical creatures? — Preceding unsigned comment added by GPinkerton (talk • contribs) 21:35, 21 February 2021 (UTC)
Wikipedia:WikiProject Bluelink patrol (WP:BPAT) is a relatively new WikiProject dedicated to improving or fixing bad bluelinks, especially links to WP:PRIMARYTOPICs. I mentioned in #A link to a DAB page, above, that I had recently cleaned up a couple of hundred links to Antigone and Medea. I have also cleaned up the links to Andromache, Electra and Hecuba. A colleague keeps an eye on Julius Caesar. I've put Iphigenia and Pluto on my to-do list; but Odysseus may be hard work, and Oedipus and Troy are in the too-difficult pile - searches designed to pick up rogue links also pick up huge numbers of false positives and insoluble problems (so, in modern times someone has played Oedipus? without more detail, it's a WP:Original research guess that it's Rex).
In late Classical times, I'm cogitating a WP:RM on - an implausible target for anything Algerian.
Now to the point. If anyone here can think of any other Classical PTOPICs which may have accumulated bad links - post them at WP:BPAT#New investigation suggestions, and I will add them to my to-do list. Thanks, Narky Blert (talk) 20:44, 23 February 2021 (UTC)
Corinthian statues stolen by Rome
Is anyone aware of some Corinthian statues that were stolen by Rome in the sack of Corinth (and whose images are on Wikimedia Commons)? I'm working on the Achaean War and that particular battle of Corinth right now, and images of this kind would be excellent additions. So far, I couldn't find anything apart from the Jockey of Artemision (which is itself only probably from Corinth at best). Regards, HalfdanRagnarsson (talk) 17:23, 26 February 2021 (UTC)
Greek mythology Featured article review
I have nominated Greek mythology for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 18:49, 27 February 2021 (UTC)