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Welcome! This is the homepage of a group of Wikipedians interested in writing about the classical world. We aim to make excellent all articles relating to Classical Greece and Ancient Rome by:

  • Coordinating improvements to classics articles among Wikipedia editors
  • Providing an area for discussing classics and classics articles
  • Collating resources on writing classics articles

New members are always welcome; you can join at the recruitment page. If you require a project member's help with a matter of article content, please ask on the talk page. If you aren't sure how to help us improve Classics coverage on Wikipedia, read on!

What do we do?

Our goal is to produce the definitive free-content encyclopedia of classical and late antiquity, by:

  • Writing articles about classical and late antiquity, and related topics such as history of scholarship and the classical tradition.
  • Improving our articles to ensure readers receive well-written, comprehensive, accurate, reliably referenced, up-to-date, and stable content.
  • Supporting other projects, groups, and editors who are striving to achieve the same goals.

What have we achieved?

We have recently achieved the following:

Requested moves
Featured articles

Archimedes  · Augustus  · Battle of Cannae  · Diocletianic Persecution  · Hippocrates  · Hoxne Hoard  · Pericles  · Retiarius  · Third Servile War

Good articles

Battle of Marathon  · Battle of Salamis  · Battle of Thermopylae  · Berenice (daughter of Herod Agrippa I)  · Caligula  · Catalogue of Women  · Clement of Alexandria  · Constantine the Great  · Cynicism  · Deva Victrix  · Getty Villa  · Indo-Roman trade and relations  · Justinian I  · Law School of Beirut  · Mount Vesuvius  · Parthenon Frieze  · Philomela  · Roman Empire  · Second Persian invasion of Greece  · Sophocles  · Stoicism  · Themistocles  · Velites  · Vindolanda tablets

Recent Did you know? entries

 · Lychnapsia  · Bulla Felix  · aerarium militare  · Languages of the Roman Empire  · Rosalia (festival)  · The Labourers of Herakles  · The Trackers of Oxyrhynchus  · Gold glass  · Camuliana  · College of Aesculapius and Hygia  · Treasures of Ancient Rome  · Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 282  · Peiraikos  · Philippeioi  · Great Colonnade at Apamea  · Great Colonnade at Palmyra  · Harbaqa Dam  · Roman Theatre at Apamea  · Volubilis  · Achilles on Skyros  · St Albans Hoard  · Carteia  · Market Gate of Miletus  · Temples of Mount Hermon  · Blacas Cameo  · Lekythion

Formerly recognised content

Alexander the Great  · Julius Caesar  · Mark Antony  · Aristotle  · Aeschylus  · Atlantis  · Plato

All Classics recognised content is listed here.

How can you help?

Our project's current Collaborative Effort is on the Wikipedia article about the Theatre of Pompey. Editors of all abilities and skill are welcome to join:


The Theatre of Pompey (Latin: Theatrum Pompeium, Italian: Teatro di Pompeo) was a structure in Ancient Rome built during the later part of the Roman Republic. It was constructed in seven years from 55 BC, and was dedicated early in 52 BC before the structure was fully completed. The theatre was one of the first permanent (non-wooden) theatres in Rome. The building itself was a part of a multi-use complex that included a large quadriporticus directly behind the Scaenae frons. Inclosed by the large columned porticos was an expansive garden complex of fountains and statues. Along the stretch of covered arcade were rooms dedicated to the exposition of art and other works collected by Pompey Magnus during his campaigns.

On the opposite end of the garden complex was a curia for political meetings. The senate would often use this building along with a number of temples and halls that satisfied the requirements for them to formally meet. This is infamous as the place of Julius Caesar's murder by the Liberatores of the Roman Senate and elite.

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The Project Tasks page highlights classics articles that need attention and improvement. The requests from other members section allows editors to specifically request assistance on articles they are writing; you are welcome to add a request from other member. The general backlogs section is an overview of the project's automatically-created indexes of articles.

What resources can we offer?

We provide a number of guides for budding classics articles at Guides, including: Writing a Good Article (GA), Writing a Featured Article (FA), and Finding sources and scholarship.


We provide a number of templates for improving the reader's experience of classics articles:

The WikiProject maintains a number of other useful templates for Classics writers; see Category:Ancient Rome templates and Category:Ancient Greece templates.


To invite a new user to the WikiProject, use {{WikiProject Classical Greece and Rome Invitation}}:

Χαῖρε! Salve! From your edits, it looks like you're interested in Ancient Greece and/or Ancient Rome. Would you like to join the WikiProject Classical Greece and Rome?