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Bluebottle Started conversation Nov 22, 2018
I'll be subbing the above – please subscribe to this:
A87921011 Ancient Roman Architecture – Buildings for the Masses
My first question would be as there are now 4 entries in the series, would you object to it being a University Project? As half has already gone through Peer Review we'll continue this way, but the entries can be adorned with the University badge and they'll be listed on the University list.
Tavaron da Quirm - Arts Editor Posted Nov 22, 2018
Bluebottle Posted Nov 28, 2018
How would you feel if we moved the sections on basilicas and thermae higher up in the text, above the Forum? 'Basica' and 'Thermae' are the terms that readers perhaps are least likely to recognise, so we can either add a definition in footnotes, or as they are explained in the text later, move those sections up higher? Alternatively we could include a short sentence letting readers know that these terms are defined later in the text?
Tavaron da Quirm - Arts Editor Posted Nov 28, 2018
I wouldn't move them above the forum as I saw that paragraph as a kind of introduction to the others. The Forum includes all the buildings mentioned below. I called it 'bath house' in that introduction anyway and not thermae, so that should be no problem. If you want you can also change the header 'thermae' to 'bath houses' and then later 'Very often these so-called thermae show a symmetrical layout...'. Basilica should be ok, people just know it from a different context but they will learn what they are in the Roman context when they read the section.
I originally had a footnote directly to the last header and I know this was not ideal but I also don't quite like your solution of adding the translation in a separate paragraph directly below. It kind of doesn't look good and spoils the fun of the latin header.
What about rewording the very last paragraph:
The die was cast (add footnote) for the Roman Empire. Its downfall and the rise of Christianity...
Bluebottle Posted Nov 29, 2018
I've made a couple of minor tweaks – I just added (Bath houses) in brackets at the first mention of Thermae in the end so hopefully that will avoid confusion, and reworded the end as you have suggested. So let me know what you think.
Tavaron da Quirm - Arts Editor Posted Dec 1, 2018
In the section about temples 1st paragraph:
'the room where the IMAGE of the god is kept' (instead of picture)
The section about basilicas doesn't sound quite right (my own fault), I'll think about it.
Tavaron da Quirm - Arts Editor Posted Dec 2, 2018
While writing the other Entries I became aware that in a basilica the middle part is actually the 'nave' in English and not an aisle, so the following corrections should probably be made:
Sometimes basilicas could also have 4 instead of 2 aisles. The end of the nave (middle part of the building) could end in a half circle.
Bluebottle Posted Dec 3, 2018
Changes made – so you want 5 instead of 3 aisles to become 4 instead of 2?
Tavaron da Quirm - Arts Editor Posted Dec 3, 2018
Yes, because it seems in English the middle part is a nave and not an aisle.
Bluebottle Posted Dec 4, 2018
Bluebottle Posted Dec 13, 2018
Can I ask what you mean by 'cassette ceiling' in sentence: 'The dome itself is an accurate half sphere and looks similar to a cassette ceiling.'
Tavaron da Quirm - Arts Editor Posted Dec 13, 2018
A cassette ceiling is something you often find in old castley (in wood, not concrete). Basically it's parted into squares (sometimes also more elaborate shapes) with the outlines are set more to the front and the inner parts are set back. And I now see that the dictionary lied to me and the proper English term is probably 'coffer'... if that helps?
Bluebottle Posted Dec 14, 2018
Thanks – I've tweaked that bit now, so can you let me know if that meets with your approval. If it does, I think we are ready for you to have a read-through and final comments on whether you think it is ready to go on the next step.
Tavaron da Quirm - Arts Editor Posted Dec 16, 2018
Paragraph about triumphal arches:
' The large arches could be extended to all sideS...'
Tavaron da Quirm - Arts Editor Posted Dec 16, 2018
Bluebottle Posted Dec 17, 2018
Tavaron da Quirm - Arts Editor Posted Dec 18, 2018
h2g2 Guide Editors Posted Jan 28, 2019
Subbing Architecture - Early Christian and Byzantine
Bluebottle Posted Feb 5, 2019
A87927600 Early Christian and Byzantine Architecture - from catacombs to churches
I'm subbing the above, so please subscribe. After adding the photo I've only made a couple of minor tweaks. I did wonder whether you wanted to add a description of 'Onions' in the section 'From Domes to Onions' as all that has been said is 'The domes changed to the typical onion shapes'. I had thought we could link to an entry showing a nice picture of St Basil's but h2g2 has a distinct lack and all I could find was A1018586, which is very poor.
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