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The arts section[edit]

There seems to be a bit of a problem here with chronology. This article is supposed to be on the Republic (509-27 BC), but the author mentions writers such as Juvenal and Persius, who wrote later.

citation requested[edit]

Since the article itself doesn't support the following statement, it needs a citation even in the intro:

Towards the end of the period a selection of Roman leaders came to dominate the political arena to such an extent that they exceeded the traditional Republican limitations of office as a matter of course.

Not a big deal, perhaps. Cynwolfe (talk) 22:00, 30 June 2011 (UTC)

I've rewritten that section (and a couple more) in the intro. I've not really looked at the article in detail until recently. It seems heftily weighted towards power-politics and constitutional history. And military campaigns, of course. The sections on culture are brief, sketchy and in some cases, quite seriously incomplete. I'll attend to a couple of those. Haploidavey (talk) 13:10, 1 July 2011 (UTC)
I'm inclined to keep the emphasis on conventional history of this kind, since that's what distinguishes the Republic from the Empire. There's also Ancient Rome and Culture of Ancient Rome to emphasize aspects that are more continuous. Cynwolfe (talk) 14:34, 4 July 2011 (UTC)
I'll be careful of this. Haploidavey (talk) 15:06, 4 July 2011 (UTC)

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Etruscan icon in infobox[edit]

Given the number of extant Etruscan bronzes, a drawing of the Liver of Piacenza seems a pretty sucky way to represent Etruscan civilization. I've stuck in the head of the Chimera of Arezzo ('scuse the typo in my edit summary), but there's also a fine full-body shot available (at left). If someone with access to Photoshop wanted to drop the background, the chimera would make a nice graphics counterpart to the she-wolf. Cynwolfe (talk) 14:14, 24 October 2012 (UTC)

From Populonia
At Talk:Roman Empire#Labarum, we are discussing the possible use of coins as official state imagery. Here is one from Etruria; note the similarity of the head to the Chimera of Arezzo. It would be nice to see something more attractive and visually compelling to represent the Republic here as well. Cynwolfe (talk) 14:24, 24 October 2012 (UTC)
I can remove the background in a few of them later today or tomorrow, depending on time.
Sowlos (talk) 15:55, 24 October 2012 (UTC)
Sorry for the delay. Some computer issues came up, which I just resolved. Sa long as no impending storm robs me of power or connectivity, you have the images tomorrow.
Sowlos (talk) 02:15, 28 October 2012 (UTC)
Hope you stay safe and sound! Cynwolfe (talk) 14:56, 28 October 2012 (UTC)
Chimera d'arezzo-full side on black.png
Thanks. So far, so good. The power has been mostly cooperative.
Sowlos (talk) 18:14, 29 October 2012 (UTC)

Egypt and Germany[edit]

Duh—Egypt wasn't a province of the Roman Republic. See Battle of Actium. See Augustus's creation of Egypt as an imperial province. See Egypt (Roman province). Propping up the Ptolemaic dynasty isn't the same thing as annexing Egypt. The Germaniae were organized as provinces under Augustus. Julius Caesar crossed the Rhine, but made no pretense of having brought Germania under Roman rule—he did pretend to have conquered Britannia, which we rightly don't list. Caesar's Gallic conquests count because governors are assigned to Transalpina before his assassination, even though it was a fairly vague provincia until the Augustan organization. Cynwolfe (talk) 16:10, 8 December 2012 (UTC)

Like ... duh.  davidiad.:τ 20:34, 8 December 2012 (UTC)
D-duh, d-duh. I should've explained that I had deleted Egypt and Germany from the modern countries section of the infobox. Although I'm not philosophically opposed to infoboxes, I find the planting of little modern flags in the "former country" infobox of somewhat dubious value. Cynwolfe (talk) 21:56, 8 December 2012 (UTC)

Dining needs improved sourcing[edit]

The section on dining/eating is lacking in sourcing at the moment. The first paragraph is supported only by a direct quote from Horace, a Roman primary source. This is not appropriate in an historical overview of culture.

The rest refers to "Phillips", a work not included in the bibliography. Without any specification, it's impossible to verify.

Peter Isotalo 14:39, 8 July 2013 (UTC)

The Marble head[edit]

looks like a selfie — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:09, 11 April 2014 (UTC)