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Welcome to the Classical warfare task force. If you have any questions about articles or are generally seeking advice, you're encouraged to ask at the main military history talk page, or you can directly approach one of the task force participants below.

The coordinators of the Military history WikiProject can be contacted here.

Scope edit

This task force covers the military history of the Mediterranean civilizations of classical antiquity (c. 700 BC–c. 500 AD), in particular those of Ancient Greece and Rome. For later events, such as the military history of the Byzantine Empire, please refer to the Medieval warfare task force.

Any article related to this task force should be marked by adding Classical-task-force=yes or Classical=y to the {{WPMILHIST}} project banner at the top of its talk page (see the project banner instructions for more details on the exact syntax). This will automatically place it into Category:Classical warfare task force articles.

Participants edit

If you approach anyone from this list for advice or help, please check their contributions first to check if they've edited recently. This list may contain people who have not edited Wikipedia in a long time.

  1. Captain panda (talk · contribs) (Weapons of Classical Warfare and Barbarians)
  2. Codrinb (talk · contribs) (Warfare relating to Dacia, Moesia, Thrace, Roman Empire, Ancient Greece, Celts)
  3. Ktsquare (talk · contribs)
  4. Kyriakos (talk · contribs) (Ancient Greek warfare)
  5. Neddyseagoon (talk · contribs)
  6. Nostalgia of Iran (talk · contribs) (Persian empire)
  7. Yannismarou (talk · contribs) (Mostly ancient Greek military history)
  8. Iazyges (talk · contribs) Mostly roman stuff.
  9. SpartaN (talk · contribs) Greek and Roman people, usually generals
  10. CrypticIndividual1000 (talk · contribs) Ancient warfare in general

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Article statistics edit

The table to the right shows the current article assessment statistics for this task force.

A list of the top 500 most popular articles within our scope, as well as the number of page views each article received over the past month, can be found here.

With most of our articles assessed as Stub- or Start-Class, there's a lot of work to be done. However, we also have a number of good, A-Class, and featured articles, which have been assessed as amongst the best Wikipedia has to offer. These article serve as a yardstick for what can be achieved and should be aimed for, and can provide ideas about how to write an article and what sources to consult; they are listed below:

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Classical warfare task force assessment statistics


Open tasks edit

Attention needed referencing and citation (2,501) • coverage and accuracy (1,841) • structure (706) • grammar (181) • supporting materials (1,030)
Popular pages
Full list
Cleanup needed
Military history of GreeceVetranio
Requested articles
Scytho-Cimmerian invasions of Caucasus and the Ancient Near EastGermanic invasions of the Iberian PeninsulaBattle of TheodosiaSecond Cretan WarHeruli raid on Greece (267 AD)EpilektoiAntony's Armenian campaignFirst Battle of AdamclisiEgyptian campaign (460 BC) (currently a redirect) • Third Messenian War (currently a redirect)
Expansion needed
Military history of ancient GreecePsiloiFirst Battle of LamiaSecond Battle of LamiaPublius Licinius CrassusBattle of CorbioneStauriciusFirst Battle of TapaeSecond Battle of TapaeSecond Battle of AdamclisiLicinius IIFortifications of Mycenae
Images needed
Marcus Statius PriscusQuintus Antistius AdventusCaerellius Priscus
Merging needed
Add an article here!
Citations needed
Gnaeus Julius Agricola
Translation needed
Add an article here!

Article alerts edit

Articles for deletion

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Resources edit

  • All of Plutarch's lives can be found at (could be expanded to reference individual volumes).
Samnite Wars
  • E.T. Salmon, Samnium and the Samnites London and New York: Cambridge U.P, 1967.
Punic Wars
  • Dexter Hoyos, Hannibal's dynasty London and New York: Routledge, 2003. ISBN 0-415-35958-9
  • Gregory Daly, Cannae London and New York: Routledge, 2002. ISBN 0-415-32743-1
  • Nigel Bagnall, The Punic Wars London: Pimlico, 1990. ISBN 0-712-66608-7
Online Texts (readable/not downloadable)
  • The Perseus Project has a massive collection of texts, both Greek and Roman. Among the most useful:
  • Attalus: Not a reference by itself, but a list of events in Greek, Roman, and Mediterranean history, year-by-year in rough chronological order within that year, with those events massively referenced themselves. It is sort of a "meta-index" of event-specific references, with many of the references linked directly to online versions of the text. An invaluable online historical research tool!