Talk:Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology
Although there is no ID of the currently existing text, here are 2 possible source links:
- The full OCR'ed text and engravings at University of Michigan Library
- Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology at Ancient Library
~ Alcmaeonid 15:45, 18 March 2008 (UTC)
- Another source link:
- Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology at Perseus - Schuppi (talk) 15:50, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
Entries and sub-entries
Even if suggested in the current structure of the list of entries, in my opinion it is not appropriate to create Main ns pages dividing the same entry into sub-entries, e.g.:
when in the text they are kept under the same heading (see Page:Dictionary_of_Greek_and_Roman_Biography_and_Mythology_(1870)_-_Volume_3.djvu/123).
What is the added value in dividing into Pandion 1. and Pandion 2. when the "1" and "2" give no clue to the reader of what they mean?
I see only drawbacks:
- higher number of pages generated and to be maintained, with only a few words per page
- the greek text for the entry is displayed only in the first instance and then it is lost
- I agree. Only the lead terms should be used as articles in the Mainspace. Beeswaxcandle (talk) 01:32, 23 December 2012 (UTC)
- I agree. The pages as they are now, are meaningless. — Ineuw talk 20:07, 23 December 2012 (UTC)
- I disagree. The spirit of a dictionary is entries; a page per article, like now, should be the preferred method, as having other terms on the same page serves no purpose. Ithinkicahn (talk) 02:09, 18 April 2014 (UTC)
Here is an example of why all the sub-entries for each article need to be kept together in a single article. Page:Ante-Nicene Christian Library Vol 2.djvu/46 refers to Antinous in this Dictionary. If there are three sub-pages formed for Antinous, then this link will remain red, even once the relevant article is present. Beeswaxcandle (talk) 08:36, 10 June 2014 (UTC)
I created Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology/Aburia gens and Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology/C. Aburius just because I found the links in Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology/Volume 1. I agree there is no point in breaking the entries. I suppose there is a consensus to move them in one now.Ah3kal (talk) 22:28, 28 February 2016 (UTC)
Presentation of this work
As there are so many short articles in this work, the current presentation is pretty much unnavigable. I see there being two useful ways of presenting it.
- In the same way as DNB00
# In the same way as fr:Biographie universelle ancienne et moderne - Index Tome 1