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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.

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)

What do Roman Republican governors of Gallia have to do with the Gallic invasion of Italia?[edit]

This invasion occured centuries before the Romans created a province in Gallia Transalpina. (talk) 02:10, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

I'm not sure I understand your question. A provincia was at first an assignment or mission within which a commander or magistrate was authorized to act, not a territory in our sense of the word "province". A proconsul might receive as his assignment the provincia of conducting a war in Gallic territories of northern Italy. Gallia included Cisalpine Gaul. If you mean specifically the article Roman Republican governors of Gaul, then you should read the article to see what its relevance is. But the introduction might answer your question. Cynwolfe (talk) 11:12, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

Education and Language[edit]

I noticed that the Education and Language section somewhat meanders off topic. At one point it begins talking about how Vulgar Latin gradually transformed into the Romance languages, and then tacks on an explanation on the origin of English. While all of this is interesting, I'm not sure if it fits within the scope of the article. Didn't the romance languages not come along until after the fall of the empire? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:51, 4 December 2014 (UTC)