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maps.....[edit]

hi, wht about maps ? did u tried inkscape ?

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Greco-Persian Wars?[edit]

Hey, I saw this article on the GAN list with no reviewer listed, so I started the review page...then I noticed your comment on the talk page. Are you reviewing the article? If so, please let me know, and maybe add a note at GAN. Thanks, Nikkimaria (talk) 21:16, 17 October 2009 (UTC)

I'd be glad to help, if you like. How should we divide it, by section or by criteria? Nikkimaria (talk) 18:22, 18 October 2009 (UTC)
Other than the dab links and the one remaining instance of "we", I'd say my concerns are pretty much dealt with. Cheers, Nikkimaria (talk) 14:53, 9 November 2009 (UTC)
In response to the above message, I've removed that last 'we'. Incidentally, one of the remaining dab links is deliberate, so I'm not removing it; I'll try and remove the other one, although I was having trouble finding were it is.MinisterForBadTimes (talk) 07:54, 13 November 2009 (UTC)

Regarding how quickly I can finish making the required edits; not this week. I am really, really busy in the real world until the 23rd November. I will try and make edits to the article during the period until then, to show that I am committed to getting it up to standard, but I won't be able to actually finish it. After the 23rd, I will try to finish it as soon as possible. I hope that this is OK! Thanks again, MinisterForBadTimes (talk) 07:54, 13 November 2009 (UTC)

I've done the arms & armour bit now. I think this means that there are only two points left to address, which I will try and get finished ASAP. MinisterForBadTimes (talk) 11:33, 29 November 2009 (UTC)

I think I've finished now. I've added the Sparabara, the Greek light infantry and a citation of the Battle of Mycale. I've also addressed the other issues, about the minor authors and about Demaratus's message. MinisterForBadTimes (talk) 15:54, 29 November 2009 (UTC)
I'm not convinced that missile troops were important in Greek warfare before the Greco-Persian Wars. As far as I'm aware, the Hoplites were absolutely dominant in battle between the city-states previous to that period. Obviously, by the time of the Peloponnesian War skirmishers were very important, but before the Greco-Persian Wars...? For instance, there is no mention of lightly armed troops at the battle of Marathon. I am happy to be proved wrong though; do you have any references which state the importance of skirmishers in Greek armies before the GPW? If not, then I don't think we should particularly emphasise the role of skirmishers in the Warfare paragraph.MinisterForBadTimes (talk) 22:51, 30 November 2009 (UTC)
I've added the short intro paragraph; I'll try and find a citation for it tomorrow. MinisterForBadTimes (talk) 22:58, 30 November 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for finalising the review. It took me a long time to get there, so thanks for your patience! MinisterForBadTimes (talk) 22:27, 6 December 2009 (UTC)

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AfD nomination of Battles of macrohistorical importance involving invasions of Europe[edit]

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re: external media[edit]

Regarding this message, I made two edits to the template so that Arrow (missile) would have no alt problems at FAC: the first had an edit summary in which I tried to explain the purpose of the blank alts and links, and the second had pretty much none but was meant to continue the first.

Purely decorative images should have specified blank alt text and a specified blank link, or they get read by readers who can't see the image and waste their time (and wasting a reader's time is never good). I made the edits precisely because the icons were decorative (as Thumperward noted when undoing your revert), not despite of it. I hope I've clarified the intent there. --an odd name 17:26, 27 November 2009 (UTC)

Philip the Arab and Christianity[edit]

Hey, Wandalstouring.

I noticed that, on 15 November, you signed up to review the article I nominated for GA status, Philip the Arab and Christianity. Based on your recent contributions, you seem to be occupied with other matters at the moment, like the GA nomination for the Greco-Persian Wars and the recent FAC for Castle. I do not mind the delay, but could you give me an ETA on your expected review of Philip, so that I can schedule my wiki-checkups accordingly?

Regards, Geuiwogbil (Talk) 02:07, 4 December 2009 (UTC)

I have no viable way to access those sources. The English-language work is obscenely expensive. I have no local library. And, as I mentioned before, I can neither read nor speak German. If you could extract the meaningful information from these works, I would be much obliged. (Your continued use of the word "scientific" strikes me as very odd. I don't believe the word means the same thing to you as it does to me. Could you define the term for me, and describe what works you would call "scientific" or "unscientific"?) I am still working on the article, and would not like you to fail it.
P.S.: Actually, Wandal, I have a blister on my right index finger. It pains me to use it, and I've not yet found a way to type without it. Could we delay the process until it heals? Geuiwogbil (Talk) 03:01, 12 December 2009 (UTC)
Hmm? I give a description of each and every one of my edits. "re" is a reply, "e" is a content edit. Every time I make a significant edit to a page I am unfamiliar with, I give a lengthier description, like "delinking" or "fmt." Every time I make a controversial edit, or an edit which is in direct response to a previous edit, I also give a description, like "we prefer to have portraits aligned so that their subjects are staring into the page, rather than out of it". I see no need to provide lengthy descriptions to pages on which I am the only editor. It is a waste of my time. If you want to check progress, see my replies beneath your comments on the GA page. This is standard process. Geuiwogbil (Talk) 19:09, 14 December 2009 (UTC)
I cannot make progress on the article if you do not follow up on my GA comments. Your comments are not uncomplex, and cannot be followed with a simple "done". They require discussion. Your unwillingness to participate in discussion is unfortunate, and your inclination to fail the article does not reflect either the status of the article or my participation in the review process. Geuiwogbil (Talk) 16:44, 15 December 2009 (UTC)
Wandal, you noted on Christophore and Chimakwa's talk pages that you could possibly send the two sources you listed on my talk page as PDFs. Could I get a copy of those PDFs if that is at all possible? I would very much appreciate it. Also: Christophore has not edited Wikipedia since 14 May 2008; Chimakawa has not edited Wikipedia since 10 December 2008. I appreciate the fact that you have made additional efforts to improve the article outside of the review process, but since these two are not active contributors, it does not seem like they can help. It might be better to leave a notice on the talk pages of relevant Wikiprojects, like Wikiproject Religion, Wikiproject Classical Greece and Rome, or Wikiproject Christianity. Geuiwogbil (Talk) 00:05, 16 December 2009 (UTC)
I can read the English-language material. Geuiwogbil (Talk) 17:25, 16 December 2009 (UTC)
I really do not know what you are looking for. Nor do I understand what I would have to do to move the article to the point where you would feel willing to send me the PDF. If you could clarify these matters for me, I would be much obliged. Geuiwogbil (Talk) 18:29, 16 December 2009 (UTC)
Wandal, I would like you to fail the article. Geuiwogbil (Talk) 04:44, 18 December 2009 (UTC)
Alright then. I will wait. Geuiwogbil (Talk) 09:12, 19 December 2009 (UTC)
Okay, I think everything I brought up is fixed now. Cheers, Nikkimaria (talk)

Cicero in popular culture[edit]

Could I ask why you deleted the material on representations of Cicero in popular culture? You don't seem to be a regular contributor either to that article, or to other articles on subjects pertaining to the Roman Republic, so I was wondering what principle you were operating on. Cynwolfe (talk) 18:49, 7 December 2009 (UTC)

Robert Harris's books (a series) are worth a sentence or two. They are substantial in terms of their historical research; I believe he's pals with Mary Beard, a rock star of the classics world, and Harris's political perceptions are taken seriously enough that when the first book in the projected trilogy came out, the New York Times gave him a coveted op-ed space to talk about parallels between, of all things, the Lex Gabinia of 67 BC and Bush's war on terror (view it here). The late Roman Republic is my main area of interest (as evidenced here), and I didn't think the section was frivolous. Underdeveloped and inadequately framed, yes. But you have to start somewhere. For instance, a properly done section on cinematic portrayals, using published reviews, can tell us a great deal about what we think of Cicero today: a British friend of mine remarked that in Rome Cicero came off like a vicar. Which may be fair, come to think of it. Cynwolfe (talk) 13:42, 8 December 2009 (UTC)
I don't understand the message you left me: "show me a FA of a historical person with an in popular culture section who was not an artist." I sense we are communicating across an unbridgeable abyss, so let's just leave it. Cynwolfe (talk) 18:35, 8 December 2009 (UTC)

Ireland[edit]

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Image (and language) question[edit]

Hi Wandalstouring! I noticed on your user page that you speak French (even if at an intermediate level), and I was wondering if you would be able to help me with something? I currently have the article Cleveland Bay up for FAC at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Cleveland Bay/archive1. There is a question on one image, originally uploaded to the French WP by a French-speaking editor and then transferred to Commons. The image does not definitively list the uploader as the author, or give a source (which should be "self" if the uploader is the author) and so may not be usable in a FA. Would you be able to drop a note to the French user about whether this image is their work? I don't speak French, which is a definite drawback in this scenario. Thanks in advance for your help :) Dana boomer (talk) 00:22, 13 December 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for your help, and the fast response. Not exactly the result I was hoping for, but at least I had more information thanks to you. Dana boomer (talk) 02:50, 14 December 2009 (UTC)

List of battles etc[edit]

I don't like leaving articles in such an untidy state. But since you put forward the hypothesis, I guess we could leave it that way for a week or two to see if anyone actually makes the effort to restore the deleted material with sources. Gatoclass (talk) 12:29, 13 December 2009 (UTC)

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Re:Help needed[edit]

I'm on vacation at the moment, but I'd be glad to take a look if no one else has reviewed by the time I return on Monday. Cheers, Nikkimaria (talk) 22:59, 30 December 2009 (UTC)

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Ulysses S. Grant presidential administration scandals[edit]

It has been noted you are reviewing the Ulysses S. Grant presidential administration scandals. Do you know when you will expect to be done with the review? Regards. {Cmguy777 (talk) 21:24, 6 January 2010 (UTC)}

Are you able to review this article? {Cmguy777 (talk) 04:43, 13 January 2010 (UTC)}

Thanks. I appreciate your time to review the article. {Cmguy777 (talk) 16:54, 13 January 2010 (UTC)}

Why is there a GA review on WW II in the Ulysses S. Grant article discussion page? {Cmguy777 (talk) 20:55, 16 January 2010 (UTC)}

There's not; he removed all of the content from the GA review page for WWII, and I suspect he got to the wrong page somehow and got confused. I've reverted and left a note at his talk about that. Cheers, Nikkimaria (talk) 03:30, 17 January 2010 (UTC)
And by the way, it's not me who did that. Wandalstouring (talk) 09:58, 17 January 2010 (UTC)
Oh, I know, it was Cmguy777; the message was addressed to you. Sorry for the confusion. Cheers, Nikkimaria (talk) 19:20, 17 January 2010 (UTC)
I removed the content because the GA review for the WWII article is in the Ulysses S. Grant presidential administration scandals article. Where is the GA review for the Ulysses S. Grant article? {Cmguy777 (talk) 03:23, 18 January 2010 (UTC)}

Thanks for the move. I read the GA review. I am working on the issues. {Cmguy777 (talk) 18:22, 18 January 2010 (UTC)}

I have looked through the sources. Many are from books. I used the Wikipedia format for citing books. The links go directly to the book quotes. Can you specifically say what sites you are having issues with? {Cmguy777 (talk) 18:27, 18 January 2010 (UTC)}
I found some cites that are not Wikipedia format for books. I am making changes to these. Many of these authors are very reliable. {Cmguy777 (talk) 18:55, 18 January 2010 (UTC)}
I made the requested edits. What else can be done to the article? {Cmguy777 (talk) 22:06, 22 January 2010 (UTC)}
I appreciate your initial review of the article. Could you please proceed with more evaluation of the article?{Cmguy777 (talk) 21:15, 26 January 2010 (UTC)}
Do you have any time estimates on reviewing this article? {Cmguy777 (talk) 03:03, 29 January 2010 (UTC)}
Thanks for the update on the review. {Cmguy777 (talk) 16:36, 29 January 2010 (UTC)}

I am attempting to get all the book sources to have page numbers. I have made changes to the articles. I am trying to get rid of any web sources and just find a book source. {Cmguy777 (talk) 04:17, 5 February 2010 (UTC)} Here are examples:

  • Bunting III, Josiah (2001). A. M. Schlesinger Junior. ed. Ulysses S. Grant. Times Books, Henry Holt and Company, LCC. pp. 96–98
  • McFeely, William S. (1981). Grant. pp. 429-430.
  • Smith, Jean Edward (2001). Grant. Simon & Shuster. pp. 481–490 {Cmguy777 (talk) 04:24, 5 February 2010 (UTC)}
I made edits to the articles. Can you define pier review, in terms of this article? I am not sure how to involve science with a historical article. Eight sources have Ph. D.'s. {Cmguy777 (talk) 00:33, 9 February 2010 (UTC)}
I got rid of the Miller Center source. I have attempted to change the article according to your recommendations. Can you review the article again? {Cmguy777 (talk) 19:04, 9 February 2010 (UTC)}
I believe you want the source name and page number in the Notes section: [Hinsdale, p. 212]. Is this true? {74.38.18.61 (talk) 16:56, 11 February 2010 (UTC)}
Are there any other issues or concerns with the article? I have not heard from you in awhile. I appreciate any feedback. {74.38.29.47 (talk) 21:09, 27 February 2010 (UTC)}

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talkback[edit]

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Alexander[edit]

The theories (actually there is a mix up even there), which IS backed by a minority of scholars nowadays, that the Macedonians of the old did not speak Greek / were not of Greek stock / were (considered) barbarians / willfully entered the Greek world sometime in the 5th or 6th century / bribed their way into the Greek world through Hellanicus, Herodot etc exist, BUT are not prevalent nowadays as can be very easily proven (by just studying the position on this of the major academic institutes and museums). This controversy, as many others is given in the appropriate articles and has no place in the lead of an article of a man who according to Draganparis himself (claimed to be of "Hellenic origins"). Part of the scholars who are skeptical about the Greekness of the Macedonians even support that while the Greeks held the Macedonians as something else (barbarians / not full or civilized enough to be Greeks, like the Ambracians or the Epirots), they did accept the Greekness of the Argead line (which is also a misconception, since this also extended on the Argead tribe of Macedonia). Anyways. I have never said that there is no such position. BUT we cover this position in the appropriate articles. Alexander the Great is universally considered a Greek king and this is academic consensus and has been Wikipedia consensus for much time. Alternative theories should NOT be buried but discussed (as they are) in the respective articles (Ancient Macedonians / Macedon / Ancient Macedonian language / Ancient Greek dialects etc). As for Alexander...he self identified as a Greek, he was called a Greek by everyone (even the Athenian orators of his time), is portrayed as Greek by most modern scholars too and has no place in the "Graecomacedonian" controversy. I simply restored the article to its former stable state, before becoming a part of this little "Macedonian" attack on Wikipedia. Is it a coincidence that at the same time this (for the millionth time) started multiple other articles were attacked as well? I do not think so. Anyways... we should not make academic allowances because some people find it offensive to even read the work "Greek" (for God's sake he even disputed the usage of the word "Greek" instead of "Hellenic"!). I know that you are a person who likes (sometimes fanatically if I remember our first exchange of posts..lol..) looking up bibliography and sources. Even if you do not take my word for granted (quite understandably so), you can easily see for yourself what the academic consensus is (and I am not talking about unanimity of course). GK1973 (talk) 14:12, 24 January 2010 (UTC)

Oh.. and take a look in his other "dispute" regarding...Saints Cyril and Methodius... his argument against established history is that they knew too good Slavonic to have been Greeks... This man is really something... GK1973 (talk) 14:18, 24 January 2010 (UTC)

Please look up Cyril and Methodius for yourself and you will understand. by the way, your disagree with my proposal, Sir? Fine, this is kind of Royal decision. Interestingly, Alexander would in a similar circumstances give grounds for his decision to his generals... And this sounds also just fine. At least number of GoogWicks will applaud. O.K. Do these changes please. Even "Geek Argead dynasty" would be O.K. (with or without stating doubts about this which Hammond and particularly Borza expressed). But to state just "Geek king" is false.Draganparis (talk) 08:45, 25 January 2010 (UTC)


I posted this below to our friend GK1973 on his talk, but he hides it (!?). Y here it is again, you can use it and store in your Ancient History archive or - erase, of course.

Philotas story. This is very well known story from Rufus which, how interesting, the GoogWiks apparently "do not know". Strange?

Here are Latin and English versions of Rufus, the sections that deal with Philotas Problem. Please tell me now how do you interpret the text. I think that there is no doubt that Macedonian and Greek speakers could not understand each other at all and needed interpreters. (But, as it is often the case, I could be wrong.) Indeed, the readers will be now able to decide.Draganparis (talk) 21:01, 25 January 2010 (UTC)

The History of Alexander Curtius Rufus

Latin (from http://www.thelatinlibrary.com/curtius/curtius6.shtml)

6.9.35 and 36 Tum Philotas: "Praeter Macedonas", inquit, "plerique adsunt, quos facilius quae dicam percepturos arbitror, si eadem lingua fuero usus qua tu egisti, non ob aliud, credo, quam ut oratio tua intellegi posset a pluribus." Tum rex: "Ecquid videtis, adeo etiam sermonis patrii Philotan taedere? solus quippe fastidit eum discere. Sed dicat sane, utcumque ei cordi est, dum memineritis aeque illum a nostro more quam a sermone abhorrere." Atque ita contione excessit.

6.10.23 (Philotas, complainin abou charges made agenst him.) Mihi quidem obicitur quod societatem patrii sermonis asperner, quod Macedonum mores fastidiam: sic ego imperio, quod dedignor, immineo. Iam pridem nativus ille sermo commercio aliarum gentium exolevit: tum victoribus quam victis peregrina lingua discenda est.

6.11.4 (Bolon’s accusations of Philotas) Ludibrio ei fuisse rusticos homines Phrygasque et Paphlagonas appellatos, qui non erubesceret, Macedo natus, homines linguae suae per interpretem audire.


Now from my book, which has Latin original version that is slightly different from one from the Internet (!?), and French translation. Sorry, I just can not type also the French translation. If you want to have it - vous pouvez me demander et je veux vous le recopier avec plaisir. The reference is: Quinte-Curce, De la vie et des actions d’Alexandre le Grand, de la traduction de monsieur de Vaugalas, avec le supplemants de Jean Freinshemius sur Quinte- Cource. Traduits par fcu Monsieur du RYER. Tome second. A Lille, 1712.

Latin (original) version

6.9.35 and 36 Tum Philotas: praeter Macedonas, inquit, plerique adsunt, quos facilius, quae dicam, percepturos arbitror, si eadem lingua fuero usus, qua tu egisti: non ob aliud, credo, quam ut oratio tua intelligi posset a pluribus. Tum rex: ecquid videtis, odeo etiam sermonis patrii Philotan teneri? solus quippe fastidit eum dicere. Sed dicat sane, utcumque cordi est, dum memineritis, aeque illum a nostro more, atqe sermone abhorrere. Atque ita conciene excessit.

6.10.23 Mihi quidem objicitur, quod societatem patrii sermonis asperner; quod Macedonum mores fastidiam; sic ego imperio, quod dedignor, immineo? Jam pridem nativus ille sermo commercio aliarum gentium exolevit; tum victoribus quam victis peregrina lingua discenda est.

6.11.4 Ludibrio ei fuisse rusticos hominess, Phrygasque & Paphlagonas appellatos; qui non erubesceret, Macedo natus, homines linguae suae per interpretem audire.


English translation. I retyped it from my copy of the book (John Yardley’s translation , 1984 of the History of Alexander, Penguin Books 2004.). But you can find it also on Google books too.

6.9. [35]“besides the Macedonians”, replied Philotas, “there are many present who, I think, will find what I am going to say easier to understand if I use the language you yourself have been using, your purpose. I believe, being only to enable more people to understand you.” [36] Then the king said: “Do you see how offensive Philotas finds even his native language? He alone feels an aversion to learning it. But let him speak as he pleases – only remember that he is as contemptuous of our way of life as he is of our language.” So saying, Alexander left the meeting.

6.10. [23] “One charge made against me is that I disdain to communicate in my native language, that I have no respect for Macedonian custom (which means I have designs on an empire I despise!). That native language of ours has long been rendered obsolete through our dealings with other nations, and conquerors and conquered alike must learn a foreign tongue.

6.11. [4] Philotas had ridiculed man from the country, he continued, calling them Phrygians an Paphlagonians, -this from a man who Macedonian born, was not ashamed to use an interpreter to listen to man who spoke his own language.Draganparis (talk) 21:01, 25 January 2010 (UTC)

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Talk:Philip the Arab and Christianity/GA1[edit]

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Sandbox help?[edit]

Hi Wandal, need your miitary expertise. See User:Montanabw/Sandbox2. I am working on a translation of a biography from German wiki, and I have a German speaker who isn't super confident in his English helping me (it's at his request, actually) but neither of us have the military background nor the translation skills to figure out a couple of things. Specifically, can you pop over there and tell us what the term that Google wanted to translate as "the Imperial "Marstall" in Vienna" means...? Just pop a note or wikilink or whatever in there at the relevant point, we can take it from that. And if you see other disasterous translation errors, just leave us a note at the bottom. Any help much appreciated. I'd like to get this live in another day or so because there is another article in the queue waiting... Montanabw(talk) 00:24, 25 February 2010 (UTC)

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GAN review for Philip the Arab and Christianity[edit]

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Raeti[edit]

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Research survey invitation[edit]

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Complements[edit]

Nice eyes, brain and political leaning. +1 admirer! prat (talk) 03:23, 27 July 2011 (UTC)

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