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The name has been changed to Cnidus recently, probably by someone who studies Roman history. But it should be Knidos as before because;
1. It's much more of an ancient Greek city than a Roman city. It had centuries of history before the Romans came. 2. I didn't check the unique hits but Cnidus gives 80,000 odd hits, while Knidos gave 173,000 hits. Cretanforever 20:07, 25 October 2006 (UTC)
I don't feel strongly about this, but here are some thoughts. Point (1) and (3) aren't really relevant according to WP standards; what matters is the common name in English. WP uses Naples, not Napoli or Neapolis (it had centuries of history before the Romans came...), etc. Point (2) is more relevant, but google.com is subject to a variety of distortions; for example, tourist information is overrepresented compared to scholarly information, so it's interesting to compare with scholar.google.com and books.google.com. There, the two spellings are actually pretty close in popularity, but eyeballing the results, it looks as though Knidos is more prevalent in more recent publications. Since the spellings are about equally prevalent in the scholarly and book literature, then we can look at the other arguments, so I agree with you in the end that Knidos is a more appropriate title. --Macrakis 21:41, 25 October 2006 (UTC)
The more so since the name change from Knidos into Cnidus was made on 12 October under the argument that "the correct name of the city is Cnidus not Knidos". Knidos is the last thing that would be a wrong name for the site, in fact neither Knidos nor Cnidus are wrong. And since Knidos is in addition generally becoming more prevalent, I say we should opt for it. Cretanforever 22:13, 25 October 2006 (UTC)
- A knowledgable mention should be made on the discussions surrounding a possible move of the city from an earlier location to the tip of the peninsula. Pembeana (talk) 10:52, 9 September 2009 (UTC)
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