Talk:Mediolanum

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comment for roman civ[edit]

It looks really good, I would only consider adding a few more links to people/emperors, expand on the caption to explain what is happening on the coin, and maybe expanding on what Polybius wrote about Mediolanum.

-Jaimee —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Jlsromanciv (talkcontribs) 20:28, 15 May 2007 (UTC).

Some comments:

  1. Content is stellar, nice work (and it's not because you had a preexisting stub)
  2. Clarify that Mediolanum is city that existed during the time of the Roman Empire at the site of the present day Milan.
  3. Place a more generic picture where the coins are (like an aerial view or artists rendition or even a map). The coins confuse the article.
  4. Describe it's location (for those of use who don't know where Milan is).
    1. Maybe steal the map from the Milan page.
    2. Could describe it in the context of other cities, what river it's on, etc
  5. Link from Milan article to your page
  6. Is Mediolanum the Celtic name? Milan#History suggests it is
  7. Milan#History says that Emperor Diocletian made the city the Western Roman capital city, this conflicts with what you provide.

JNB 22:45, 15 May 2007 (UTC)

maximinus maximinaus[edit]

sorry but I think the corection Maximianus -> Maximinus is wrong.

The "-anus" suffix was used like patronimic

Valerius -> son is -> Velerianus
Julius --> son is Julianus
Maximus (means=the oldest among the sons) -> Maximianus.
Also "Diocles" (Greek name) got Diocletianus

Maximianus emperor in Milan was a colleague of Diocletianus, begun emperor (and dismissed the "purpura") on the same day, Dioctetian in Nicomedia ad Maximianus in Milan

But Maximianus came back on the scene with is son Massentius

regards Lorenzo--Lorenzo Fratti 10:23, 21 May 2007 (UTC)

Map[edit]

Surely that is not a map of ancient Mediolanum? —Ian Spackman 21:25, 22 July 2007 (UTC)

Answering myself, it turns out to be a map of Milan c.1600, according to its source, the Swedish National Archive. I’ve removed it.—Ian Spackman 22:09, 22 July 2007 (UTC)