Talk:Stoic physics

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Article created 29 May 2009[edit]

As has already been pointed out [1], this article does look rather like an original essay. I created it from various chunks of the EB 1911 article on Stoics [2] which is so mind-numbingly unreadable, I thought I would have a stab at making it readable, mainly by trimming and simplifying the very stiff and convoluted English. Ideally though, it does need some modern references. Robert Drew Hicks (if that's the original author) seems to have known a thing or two about Stoicism, but it is from a 1911 perspective. Singinglemon (talk) 01:00, 30 May 2009 (UTC)

I don't disagree with your suggestion for improving the article with references to recent works. I have to believe, however, that the editor who added the template simply had not compared what is here with the EB1911 article, because everything that "looks like an original essay" here is attributable to Hicks, who is of course a reliable source (albeit not up-to-date). None of the three stated "issues" actually applies. Now, if it had been Template:Accuracy-1911, I might have left it alone (though that one is not really ideal for an Ancient Greek topic). Of course we agree that this article will be better when it reflects the state of modern study. Meanwhile, thanks for this beginning. Wareh (talk) 01:44, 30 May 2009 (UTC)