Talk:Lesbia

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I do need to look about for sources, but if my memory serves, I've seen the name Lesbia referenced as having a connotation of an educated or cultered woman (given the reputation of Lesbos) more than that of sapphic connotation. At least when taken in the original context.

Hm, how should this be categorized? There's a category for people known by psuedonyms, but there is some debate as to if there was a 'real' Lesbia. Perhaps, then, categorizing the articular in relation to Catulllus' work might be better such as to avoid this question? Bitnine 21:09, 13 January 2007 (UTC)

For the moment, I've removed the biography tag from the stub, as I don't think there really can be a biographical article about Lesbia. The article can really only reference the information given by Catullus (and, of course, secondary sources thereof). The question of if Lesbia refers to a real person aside, Clodia could certainly have a biography about her, with the articles referencing each other, but I don't think enough material exists on this subject to warrant classification as a biography. My trusty ol' textbooks are currently not accessable to me, but if/when I do get my hands on them, I'll probably be looking to flesh out the article. Bitnine 20:16, 21 January 2007 (UTC)
I think you are being overly strict about the use of the tag. The goal of marking it as a stub is to indicate that more information is required and to attract people with experience with articles about people to work on the article. I will re-apply the tag. If that's all the information about the "person," then let's remove both stub tags, we can't do much more with the article. (John User:Jwy talk) 22:38, 21 January 2007 (UTC)
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