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This article could really do with an update - they have found Mycenaean sherds at Miletus as well as earlier evidence of colonization than the 8th century.--Dcsmith 05:56, 29 October 2006 (UTC)

I agree. The history section gives nothing of the early history and settlement scenarios. Alcmaeonid 17:38, 20 June 2007 (UTC)

A lot of the text in the early part of the article is lifted verbatim from The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences ..., Volumes 13-14, p. 728, without attribution. For example, use Google to search for "Ionia enjoyed the reputation in ancient times". I have added a citation. Tbarron (talk) 10:57, 7 April 2014 (UTC)

Except for the last sentence, the first paragraph appears to be a direct quote from e-Study Guide for: The Greeks: History, Culture, and Society by Ian B. Morris. Found this by Googling "an ancient region of central coastal Anatolia". Tbarron (talk) 11:55, 7 April 2014 (UTC)

Except that Morris' work is copyrighted 2014 and the paragraph was in wikipedia in the form it appears in Morris in January, 2009. So it looks like Morris quoted wikipedia without attribution rather than the other way around. Tbarron (talk) 12:13, 7 April 2014 (UTC)

Turkish Name of Ionia[edit]

As most of the direct descendants of the Ionians and other ancient anatolian or anatolian greek civilizations currently speak Turkish but are mostly of ancient anatolian or anatolian greek ancestry, the name of these civilizations should also be provided in Turkish language. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Lycianhittite (talkcontribs) 23:31, 7 January 2009 (UTC) --Lycianhittite (talk) 23:33, 7 January 2009 (UTC)

Delos photo representing an 'Ancient Region of Anatolia'?[edit]

Regarding the photo of Delos in the Infobox - would it be more appropriate to have a photo of a location in “Ionia proper” (on the coast of Anatolia) representing the geographic region of Ionia instead of the Delos picture. Because Delos, although a cultural centre of the ethnic/linguistic group ‘Ionians’, was geographically situated in the Cyclades, midway between mainland Greece and "Ionia proper” in Anatolia.

A Delos picture would have been quite appropriate for the article on the Ionians (the people) but perhaps a picture of Miletus or Mount Mycale or Ephesus would be more representative of the Ionia article. --Marcusaurelius161 (talk) 05:55, 10 August 2010 (UTC)

Agreed - changed.--Annielogue (talk) 22:34, 23 November 2013 (UTC)