Talk:Ancient Crete

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Your Wikipedia page is very well organized and thorough, especially in the analysis of Ancient Crete in terms of its geographical features, and brief overview of its beginnings. I really like the picture of the map and encourage the addition of other images to make the page more interactive. Because this is still a developing page I would expect that you are still working on more subtopics about Ancient Crete, maybe about its people, social and cultural practices/traditions, what else is known about Ancient Crete through archaeological findings, if any of its physical structures still exists, basically anything that people have found that tells us it is from this area. Such as artifacts, any writings, scriptures, and anything significant that came out of this area that maybe affected other civilizations. I also noticed that your references were from 1992, maybe there have been some recent developments about Ancient Crete since then that would help you in writing this article more thoroughly. Other than that it seems like this page is going in the right direction. Crzle21 (talk) 17:27, 25 March 2009 (UTC)

Peer Review[edit]

Well it seems that your article is in the process of being expanded. So far it seems that there is a good foundation. The topic is interesting because it covers a less known subject like the civilization of the Cretes and you do a good job by giving us a precise introduction to Ancient Crete. The Geography along with the picture helps in giving readers a real good idea of where Crete is. The references stem from a book devoted to Crete which of course is beneficial. Obviously there is major revamping taking place on the article but its heading in the right direction. Interesting to see the final product. Fuentesc —Preceding unsigned comment added by Fuentesc (talkcontribs) 17:35, 25 March 2009 (UTC)

Peer Review[edit]

This a concise, but very captivating analysis of Ancient Crete. It is well-organized, and the geographical picture makes it much more interesting. The picture gives it a sense of reality for an otherwise seemingly mythical topic because of its place in time thousands of years ago. I know you are still working on the article, so I'd try to find more than just the one reference that you used, although it seems to be a very reputable source. Some information on the the Minoans would be refreshing, because you've clearly identified an interesting people that most are probably unaware of. What do the ancient ruins reveal? What other interesting cultural discoveries have anthropologists unveiled about this region or about Minoans in general. Perhaps include a brief section on the Roman Empire (or at least hyperlink "The Roman Empire" to its respective wikipedia article.) Another minor grammatical change would be to take away the caps when you write, "Ancient Cities." Overall, this is a very interesting topic, and I look forward to reading more about it once you go deeper into the subject. Chrisgerding (talk) 17:07, 8 April 2009 (UTC)

A Separated Crete?[edit]

Why is this article treating ancient Crete as some distinct entity with no relation to ancient Greece? Ancient Crete was one of the many constituent civilizations which contributed to the greater Hellenic civilization. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:04, 20 August 2012 (UTC)

Why does the article imply that the Minoan civilization was Mycenean, which is Greek, when the Minoans were pre-Greek? (talk) 03:05, 5 May 2014 (UTC)

Significant Problems[edit]

Not a terrible start, but there are some rather serious errors in this article. For example: 'Minoan' is a designation for an ancient civilization, not a 'formal designation' for all Cretans; Linear B is not an artifact, it's a writing system; for that matter, Linear B is the only Minoan writing that *has* been deciphered; as said above, the early Mycenean Greek civilization is a different and distinct civilization, though it *eventually* took over Crete after the decline of the Minoans. Whatever the merits of this article, someone using it for casual reference will be very sadly misled... (talk) 17:52, 10 September 2015 (UTC)