Talk:Dion of Syracuse

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The antecedents in this article are very difficult, specifically, after the semicolon in the sentence starting "In his youth..." I am very confused. Then was it Dion banished? The next paragraph refers to "The philosopher" which is still unclear. This article needs work in basic readability.


This entire article needs rewriting by a Classical scholar. It is by some margin the worst piece I have come across on Wikipedia. Ericoides (talk) 13:51, 14 January 2009 (UTC)

Indeed. The author of most of the text does not seem very skilled in writing English---there are many errors and obscurities, only a few of which I have corrected. Jakob37 (talk) 04:33, 13 September 2010 (UTC)
I've bookmarked it to come back to and edit when I have more time; I'm using Plutarch's Dion for part of my PhD. At the very least I can clean up the errors on Dion's career. Alyelle (talk) 11:32, 30 August 2011 (UTC)
I am determined to fix this article. I am not a classics scholar, but I am familiar with Ancient Greek history and I can write. It will take some time, but I do intend to completely rewrite this article. As of 11 July 2015, I am about half way through. Constructive feedback and improvements on my editing would be welcomed.--Chewings72 (talk) 11:50, 11 July 2015 (UTC)

"According to Plutarch"[edit]

I didn't put this explanation in the history because I keep forgetting that if you say Review my changes and then hit ok you don't get the description prompt. Wikipedia ought to change this. Anyway, saying "According to Plutarch" or a similar phrase twenty six times in a shortish article sounds awkward and makes it hard to read. Since Plutarch is in the citations, we don't have to keep putting his name in the text in almost every sentence. If anyone wants to put any of these back in the text, please do so only where it's really needed. The Uncle of History (talk) 22:25, 6 October 2017 (UTC)