Talk:Sessions of the Senate (Nova Roma)

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Naming of reports

This year I settled upon titles such as "Senate Vote Februarius MMDCCLXI (Nova Roma)"

I think that this is clear as to the nature of the article (a Senate report) and it uses a minimal date (Roman month name and year AUC) that is enough to establish a rough chronology. If there were another report in the same month it would have been "Senate Vote Februarius MMDCCLXI II (Nova Roma)" or suchlike.

I understand the idea of numbering, but I don't have a "date to numbers" conversion table, so if the report does not mention the number internally there is no way to match a given report to the session number. Agricola 01:54, 4 August 2008 (CEST)

Let us please discuss the naming issue before much work is done. A key feature of a good naming scheme is that the articles will be easy to link to.

Formatting reports

Special format

We have a special way to mark things that must not be edited. Anything that you put between

<div class="scriptum">



will look like this.

Automatic heading

Put this at the top of any page

{{Senate Session|MONTH|DAY|YEAR}}


MONTH = Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

DAY = 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, etc.

YEAR = 1998, 1999, 2000, etc. through 2010.

Additional years will be added in the future.

The template puts an info line at the top and automatically adds

  • "[[Category:Senate sessions]]" and
  • the correct year category (e.g., "[[Category:MMDCCLI]]").

Don't use HTML

You may be tempted, and it may seem to work, but it might make trouble as we upgrade the MediaWiki engine. The guide "Wiki Editing for Romans" tells you how to do most things that you need to do, using only the wiki syntax. Many thanks! Agricola 06:20, 8 August 2008 (CEST)

  • There is one more Senate session during my consulship, in November:

[1], so, in that year were 6 sessions.Titus Iulius Sabinus 19:22, 18 January 2010 (CET)

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