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silver latin period[edit]

"Silver latin period" Aren't these terms outdated? Silver latin, golden latin periods... It confers a judgement about the period while 1st and 2nd century poets are still really good. Reynaert-ad 16:23, 29 May 2006 (UTC)


  • "His father was involved in the proscription" Does this mean his father was a victim of the proscription, or was involved in hunting down those involved in the underlying conspiracy? Naerhu 04:40, 26 July 2006 (UTC)
  • "his mother escaped, and his widow Polla Argentaria survived" Does this mean that both his mother and wife survived? Did the wife not escape, and mother not survive? I believe consistent terms should be used. Naerhu 04:40, 26 July 2006 (UTC)


The Publius Ovidius Naso article is at Ovid, the Publius Vergilius Maro article is at Virgil, the Quintus Horatius Flaccus article is at Horace—why is this one not at "Lucan"? Deor 04:53, 1 March 2007 (UTC)

I edited Lucan so that it would feature the poet and link to a disambiguation page. Unless there are no objections I would like to redirect this article to Lucan.

The procedure you did kind of messed things up. Need to use the Move tab at the top of the page in order to preserve the article history. Don't do cut and paste moves. -- Stbalbach 01:22, 26 March 2007 (UTC)
Also, since this is a proper name, most proper name articles are disambiguation pages. I disagree the page should be moved so if you want to move it, you'll need to follow the more formal page move procedures by making a proposal and getting consensus. Lucan may be a well know name among classicists, it is also the name of many places, people and things. -- Stbalbach 01:28, 26 March 2007 (UTC)
Sorry. I'm relatively inexperienced here as you've no doubt surmised. Didn't mean to rock the boat. Jiggz84 04:36, 26 March 2007 (UTC)


"As with Virgil's masterpiece, Lucan's epic poem was unfinished at the time of his death" - bit about Virgil not widely agreed upon, also superfluous.—The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs).

Not all agree that Lucan's was unfinished, either. Jiggz84 02:33, 22 March 2007 (UTC)

Indeed, the debate is still wide open on this one. Derekpatterson (talk) 08:59, 6 August 2009 (UTC)

Lucan's Death - clarify[edit]

According to some sources, including Gilbert Highet, Lucan wasn't compelled to kill himself by opening a vein -- he was given a choice of deaths, and he chose the least painless one, which involved sitting in a tub and bleeding to death. Perhaps revise. (talk) 19:07, 4 March 2009 (UTC)Joe

Requested move[edit]

Discussion is at Talk:Lucan#Requested move. (talk) 15:59, 25 May 2009 (UTC)

Pictogram voting info.svg Administrator note: This article has been moved as a result of that discussion.--Aervanath (talk) 13:29, 31 May 2009 (UTC)