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Citation Needed Has Been FoundEdit

Hello! We found a citation that is required for the "Performing Arts" section of the page. The last sentence of the third paragraph says "Instruments are widely depicted in Roman art". Information pertaining to this can be found in Donald Emrys Strong, Jocelyn M. C. Toynbee, and Roger Ling's book Roman Art. I have attached the link to the book on Google Scholar, the page where the validity of this statement can be confirmed is page 65.

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Semi-protected edit request on 17 October 2019Edit

The link to vassal in the infobox under the map should be changed to vassal state, because the vassal article is about people and not lands (I believe this is the intended target). I.e. with its [[vassal]]s in pink should be changed to with its [[vassal state|vassal]]s in pink. PikaSamus (talk) 01:21, 17 October 2019 (UTC)

  Done Egsan Bacon (talk) 02:31, 17 October 2019 (UTC)

Wikipedia needs an article about SalutatioEdit

Please, make "salutatio", in the article, a clickable word, linking to an article about Roman salutatio.

ExtensionEdit

The Roman Empire is not 5.000.000 kmq, this is a data found in Taangera, who has no sources about it. But it covers around 3.500.000 miles square, inclusive mare nostrum, see The Essential World History by William J. Duiker and Jackson Spielvogel, pag. 104. A glaring mistake in Taaganera is to say that the Han dynasty was over six million square kilometers. But he himself admits that the estimates for the first Han dynasty fluctuate between 4.4 million and six million, the latter erroneous estimate, it is only necessary to calculate the current provinces. Furthermore, the second Han dynasty is the same size as the first, and there he does not place an oscillation range. Thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 79.27.116.82 (talk) 11:47, 22 January 2020 (UTC)

If we add up the surface areas of France (550,000 km²), Turkey (780), Spain (500), Italy (300), Syria (180), Greece (130), Egypt (995), Portugal (90), Yugoslavia (225), England+Wales (150), Iraq (435), Tunisia (155), Bulgaria (110), Hungary (90), Austria (~75), Georgia (70), Armenia (30), Albania (27), Switzerland (40), Belgium (30), Israel (20), you get about 5 million km². You can also add northern Morocco and Algeria, Dacia, and Western Netherlands and Germany. Bear in mind that the 5 million km² figure stands for the Empire at its maximum expansion, under Trajan, who conquered Mesopotamia for a short time. T8612 (talk) 18:07, 22 January 2020 (UTC)


5.000.000 kmq is too small, the real extension is about 6.100.000 kmq or 6.500.000 kmq. Infact, you can do this 3.500.000 miles square, i.e. 9.000.000 kmq, but without mare nostrum, 2.500.000 kmq, you can put 6.500.000 kmq. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 79.27.112.31 (talk) 08:14, 23 January 2020 (UTC) Infact all is 5.300.000 kmq without Africa, if you add tripolitania 353.000 kmq, cyrenaica, 285.000 kmq, it is 5.938.000 kmq, moroco 195.000 kmq, i.e. 6.133.000 kmq, and algeria 270.000 kmq, 481.980 kmq with Settimius Severus, 6.403.000 kmq. Crimea, Pontus, 87.000 kmq. 6.517.000 kmq — Preceding unsigned comment added by 79.19.33.232 (talk) 09:42, 24 January 2020 (UTC)

If you try to draw the boundaries with a calculator map area program, you will have an empire about 6.500.000 sq km large. So we have Africa 1.867.906‬ kmq West 1.149.897 kmq East 951.394 kmq Italy Greece 433.297 kmq East Asia 1.132.367 kmq Turkey 783.356 kmq Ponto 90.000 kmq All sources clearly speak of about or over 6,500,000 sq km.

Britain's Imperial Administrators, 1858-1966, by A. Kirk-Greene, pag. 23.

War, by DK, pag.43.

A Companion to the Roman Empire, by David S. Potter, pag. 285 (in this 3.500.000 miles square but inclusive mare nostrum)

World History to 1500: To 1500, by William J. Duiker, Jackson J. Spielvogel, (in this 3.500.000 miles square but inclusive mare nostrum)

Australian History Series: The ancient world, by Fiona Back, pag. 14.

Ancient Rome: Facts at Your Fingertips, by DK, pag. 147.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by 82.51.49.47 (talk) 10:43, 28 January 2020 (UTC) 
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