Disputatio:Humanus cultus Sericae

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Reason for this page?Recensere

I feel this page has problems.

  1. It seems to share interwiki links with "Sinae (regio)". The interwiki pages it links to are, typically, called "China" or "China (region)" or something similar, so (to judge by their titles) they really belong to "Sinae (regio)" and not to "Humanus cultus Sericae"
  2. I cannot imagine anyone predicting the name "Humanus cultus Sericae" -- we have no other pages with similar names, and, for better or worse, our usual term among the categories for this general concept is "Cultura", not "Humanus cultus"
  3. This title sets the subject as the human culture of a vast region (not of any particular people); but
  4. The page seems mainly to be talking about the Chinese (Han) people, for whom we have a page at "Sinae (gens)"

For all these reasons, I wonder if this page really needs to exist, or if it should be merged, or if it should be renamed to give it a better purpose in life :) Andrew Dalby (disputatio) 11:26, 1 Iulii 2010 (UTC)

De #2: Cultura Anglice = 'culture'; humanus cultus (et humanitas) = 'civilization' (h.e., civilizatio). IacobusAmor 11:36, 1 Iulii 2010 (UTC)
Well, I'm probably not the only barbarian who has confused culture with civilization :( Actually this page was once at "Civilizatio ...", and I would have thought it a more intuitive term than the present "Humanus cultus", but maybe that's just me. The other problems remain, anyway.
Sum enim primus barbarus qui culturam cum civilizatione confundit? Ac, re vera, haec pagina olim ad "Civilizatio ..." stetit, verbum mihi quidem praeferendum; sed fortasse minoritarius sum. Aliae quaestiones manent ... Andrew Dalby (disputatio) 12:53, 1 Iulii 2010 (UTC)


Rajmaan (disputatio) 04:13, 31 Decembris 2012 (UTC)

Thanks, extracted to appropriate pages, therefore now hidden above. Andrew Dalby (disputatio) 14:00, 31 Decembris 2012 (UTC)
Revertere ad "Humanus cultus Sericae".