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We should have an article on every pyramid and every nome in Ancient Egypt. I'm sure the rest of us can think of other articles we should have.
To start with, most of the general history articles badly need attention. And I'm told that at least some of the dynasty articles need work. Any other candidates?
Standardize the Chronology.
A boring task, but the benefit of doing it is that you can set the dates !(e.g., why say Khufu lived 2589-2566? As long as you keep the length of his reign correct, or cite a respected source, you can date it 2590-2567 or 2585-2563)
Anyone? I consider this probably the most unimportant of tasks on Wikipedia, but if you believe it needs to be done . . .
This is a project I'd like to take on some day, & could be applied to more of Wikipedia than just Ancient Egypt. Take one of the standard authorities of history or culture -- Herotodus, the Elder Pliny, the writings of Breasted or Kenneth Kitchen, & see if you can't smoothly merge quotations or information into relevant articles. Probably a good exercise for someone who owns one of those impressive texts, yet can't get access to a research library.
Can anyone explain why we need an article on this person? Based on what is written here, his chief claim to fame is that he was a nephew of Philo, & some kind of relative to Herod Agrippa. Only one article links here, "List of Famous Romans". Frankly, as this article stands his father (who is described as a government official & "rich") is more worthy of an entry than he is.
Either we need more information in this stub, or it needs to be removed. -- llywrch 22:39, 23 Feb 2005 (UTC)
Did this guy live in the 20th century, or around 1500 BC, or what?? Michael Hardy 22:23, 13 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Tiberius Julius Alexander (TJA) and Flavius Josephus were one and the same person. TJA was the wealthiest man in the Roman empire with the possible exception of the emperor. He (and his father) amassed their fortune as prefect and tax collector in Egypt. The OT Joseph, likewise, was a Jew who had gone to Egypt and became fabulously wealthy. Thus, TJA was the "Roman Joseph" and hence took the nickname as a pseudonym. Josephus' supposed Hebrew patronymic was "Bar Mathias", i.e. son of Matthew which he dropped in favor of the new Flavian dynasty with whom he lived in the imperial palace after the Jewish/Roman war. Josephus presumably had a front-row seat with Titus from which he could view the war and subsequently write his history. TJA was the experienced military commander on whom Titus relied to conduct the war. TJA also retired to the imperial palace after the war and disappears from history. Josephus must have known TJA and received much information from him about the war, yet he (TJA) is not mentioned much. Further, the name Bar Mathias (drop the initial B and final s) is very close to (Joseph of) Arimathea, another Jew who was supposed to be very wealthy. It is possible that TJA/Josephus is the writer of the original gospel stories and thus a founder of the Christian religion. He deserves an article in Wikipedia. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 23:41, 8 January 2011 (UTC)
If that's true (hint: it isn't) then Josephus must have been one terribly conflicted dude, what with massacring his own people and then writing about it for posterity's sake.--184.108.40.206 (talk) 08:23, 30 October 2012 (UTC)
Nice! But I cannot go higher than B, since the article has not gone through GAC or at least A-Class review by the MILHIST project. It would be nice if you could find more pictures or if you could use a military infobox (with a picture preferably, if there is any).--Yannismarou 16:08, 18 January 2007 (UTC)