Talk:Natural History (Pliny)
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The article linked to in the introduction to this article for the phrase, "precious stones," is "Engraved gem", which is not known as a "precious stone" in the same way a Gemstone is. In fact, the article that is currently linked to contains a link (actually, it contains two, but that is besides the point at hand) to the Gemstone article, and states:
- "An engraved gem is a small gemstone, usually semi-precious, that has been carved, in the Western tradition normally with images or inscriptions only on one face."
I am making this section to inquire about the reason for the inclusion of the Engraved gem article, since there may be a reason that I have missed along the way. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Crossark (talk • contribs) 23:57, 10 May 2015 (UTC)
Undiscussed move: propose revert
93 has moved "Natural History (Pliny)" to "Natural History (encyclopedia)", without giving any explanation. The new title is longer, less easy for editors to guess, does not name the author, and has no precedent in common usage, so it might be thought not much of an improvement.
A better title, more suited to the modern world, might be "Pliny's Natural History" or "Pliny the Elder's Natural History", both of which are used as names of editions (Philemon Holland's and Trevor Murphy's, respectively, for example), but the use of a genitive in a title is not much liked on Wikipedia, I therefore propose we revert the title to "Natural History (Pliny)". Chiswick Chap (talk) 08:23, 5 April 2017 (UTC)
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