Wikidata:WikiProject Ancient Rome

Purpose edit

This project aims to improve items related to Ancient Rome.

Labels edit

Labels generally used for Romans by language:

  • as Latin: en, de, fr, nl, sv
  • language specific: ca, es, it, pl, pt

Sample: Q359810 uses the label "Lucius Caecilius Metellus" in la, en, de, fr, nl, sv.

See Wikidata:Database reports/Complex constraint violations/P2358 for checks.

Latin sometimes includes the abbreviated name of the father. This is not(?) included in labels for Latin based labels.

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Onomastics edit

Roman names follow a standard pattern. Taking the example Julius Caesar (Q1048), his full identity was C. Iulius C. f. C. n. Fab. Caesar, with

With this in mind, a few caveats:

  • Cognomen isn't mandatory ; some figures i.e. families did not had one.
  • The use of the praenomen slowly wane and by Late Antiquity we only find it attested for the old aristocratic families of Rome.
  • During the Empire, it became common to agregate names as part of heritage. Some figures can boast of several praenomina, nomina and cognomina, like Marcus Calpurnius Longus (Q12286091).
  • Julius Caesar (Q1048) is an exceptionnaly well known individual for Antiquity standards. For most other figures, one or more of the above-listed element are unknown to us.

Time period edit

Items related to Ancient Rome would generally have time period (P2348) with value Roman Republic (Q17167) or Roman Empire (Q2277).

Ancient Roman architecture edit

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