User talk:Novium

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I'm a student of ancient history. I recently graduated from UCSC, and now attend the University of St Andrews. My specialty, when it is possible, is the roman republic, but as of late, the majority of my classics-related courses seem to focus on greece. Recently my focus has been roman leisure and bronze age greece (but mostly crete.) I'm so sick of the Minoans by now.


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Civil rights[edit]

I noticed your comment. I thought the sentence you referred to was relatively uncontroversial. The dominium of the pater familias is well-documented as is the patriarchal nature of Roman society. I would be interested to know whatr your specific objections are to the words used in the page so that, if we agree, remedial action can be taken. David91 05:36, 17 January 2006 (UTC)


Novium, thanks for the compliment. That article is such a glaring mess that I feel duty-bound to do what I can to clean it up, even though I can't really claim expertise in this area.

Like you, I find the lack of solidity in Minoan studies frustrating, but if you haven't been to Crete, you might enjoy a visit. After seeing the palaces in person I find reading about them more interesting... --Akhilleus (talk) 18:30, 1 April 2006 (UTC)

Cycladic civilization[edit]

It's here - and it's crap! Please help me improve it! --Jpbrenna 00:38, 24 May 2006 (UTC)

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Re: Minoan Civilization[edit]

Thanks for your reply. I will talk to my teacher about his theory and what those palaces might have been. Maybe his theory was only supposed to teach us to watch historic topics more critically. - Jack's Revenge 14:22, 2 November 2006 (UTC)

Or maybe someone's a loon. -- 03:02, 6 November 2006 (UTC)

Hey Novium, thanks for your recent advice concerning the Minoan civilization. Have fun, Jack's Revenge 10:36, 13 January 2007 (UTC)


Actually pretty good overall. I'd suggest some more inline references and pictures. The pictures might be hard to find that meet Wikipedia policy, I know, but if there's some classical paintings, or representations on pottery, or some sort of depictions of the festivities, it'd help lots. But the references are more important. If any of the stuff in the "External links" section was used in the article, cite it in the article itself. Or just use stuff from those external links sources and cite in the article.
Overall length and content appears good, I wouldn't think it needs expanding much more. Didn't get carried away with the wikilinking, which is good. Don't think the dates need to be wikilinked in the "Notes" section, but not sure. Might want to consider creating at least a stub for Saturnalicius princeps. There's all that pretty blue, so the bits of red really stand out. It's pretty close to a "B". In fact, I'd say it wouldn't require too much more brushing up to try for GA. It's an important enough subject to be GA, imho. Hope this helped, and good luck! :) --Ebyabe 23:08, 22 March 2007 (UTC)


Hello, who is Mister Manticore, and why is he making such arguments? I voted to keep, and made some additional responses, which I am asking you to read. By the way, my ancestors were kicked out of Scotland c. 1609. Bearian 17:23, 25 July 2007 (UTC)

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