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- Why are there so few references
to modern literature?
We are aware that
students have presented texts from this website as if they were their
own writings. To prevent this honorless behavior, our texts have been
added to the databases used by anti-plagiarism software.
- How do I quote an article on the
world web web?
Rules vary; but if you want to be on the safe side, mention the author,
the title and URL of the page, and -this is important- the date on
which you saw the page. After all, webpages are bound to change.
- What do BCE
and CE stand for?
"Before common era" and "Common era". The authors of Livius think the expressions "anno
Domini" and "before Christ" should only be used in a Christian context,
which the internet is not; and besides, Christ wasn't born on December 25, 1. Read more here.
- Why are you doing this?
scholars (those employed by universities) write for their colleagues
and often ignore the larger audience. As a tax-payer, I fail to
understand why I must pay for a scholar publishing a book about
"Subsistence Farming in Roman Cappadocia",
while there is no
accessible, scholarly synthesis about an important subject
Egypt between 600 and 300 BCE. Being some kind of scholar myself, I can
understand my colleagues, but I think they are ignoring their main
- What are your credentials? Go here.
- Can I contribute to this site?
No; we prefer to
write our articles ourselves. That's easier to correct, and we only have to blame ourselve for mistakes.
Financial support is not necessary either: we simply hate the
administrative mess. (But if you want to donate a lot, we are not above hiring an accountant.)
- Your account is not in line with
the sacred book of my religion, can you change it?
No. The sacred truths of religion
are, on this place, beyond my scope. Religion and scholarship
must remain separated.
are some pages colored? Pink pages were written to present
photos; we are now slowly moving them into the main part of the website. Blue pages are summaries of information that needs to be converted into
an article. These pages are in fact some sort of card tray, on which we
can write down things we must not forget.