Welcome! This is the homepage of a group of Wikipedians interested in writing about the classical world. We aim to make excellent all articles relating to Classical Greece and Ancient Rome by:
Coordinating improvements to classics articles among Wikipedia editors
Providing an area for discussing classics and classics articles
Collating resources on writing classics articles
New members are always welcome; you can join at the recruitment page. If you require a project member's help with a matter of article content, please ask on the talk page. If you aren't sure how to help us improve Classics coverage on Wikipedia, read on!
What do we do?
Our goal is to produce the definitive free-content encyclopedia of classical and late antiquity, by:
Writing articles about classical and late antiquity, and related topics such as history of scholarship and the classical tradition.
Improving our articles to ensure readers receive well-written, comprehensive, accurate, reliably referenced, up-to-date, and stable content.
Supporting other projects, groups, and editors who are striving to achieve the same goals.
The Theatre of Pompey (Latin: Theatrum Pompeium, Italian: Teatro di Pompeo) was a structure in Ancient Rome built during the later part of the Roman Republic. It was constructed in seven years from 55 BC, and was dedicated early in 52 BC before the structure was fully completed. The theatre was one of the first permanent (non-wooden) theatres in Rome. The building itself was a part of a multi-use complex that included a large quadriporticus directly behind the Scaenae frons. Inclosed by the large columned porticos was an expansive garden complex of fountains and statues. Along the stretch of covered arcade were rooms dedicated to the exposition of art and other works collected by Pompey Magnus during his campaigns.
On the opposite end of the garden complex was a curia for political meetings. The senate would often use this building along with a number of temples and halls that satisfied the requirements for them to formally meet. This is infamous as the place of Julius Caesar's murder by the Liberatores of the Roman Senate and elite.
The Project Tasks page highlights classics articles that need attention and improvement. The requests from other members section allows editors to specifically request assistance on articles they are writing; you are welcome to add a request from other member. The general backlogs section is an overview of the project's automatically-created indexes of articles.
What resources can we offer?
We provide a number of guides for budding classics articles at Guides, including: Writing a Good Article (GA), Writing a Featured Article (FA), and Finding sources and scholarship.
We provide a number of templates for improving the reader's experience of classics articles: