Disputatio:Vicia (discretiva)

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Discretiva[fontem recensere]

The reason for it is that in classical Latin Vicia is the name of a cultivated species, the one that we now know botanically as Vicia sativa; while in botanical Latin it's the name of a genus, Vicia (genus). We often have to make that kind of distinction, and I think it's necessary here. So I'm against deletion. Andrew Dalby (disputatio) 16:10, 26 Octobris 2009 (UTC)

That's why I undeleted it, seconds after I'd proposed it for deletion. But more thinking needs to be done here. IacobusAmor 16:21, 26 Octobris 2009 (UTC)
What I'd suggest is that, in keeping with standard taxonomical usage elsewhere in Vicipaedia, there be an article Vicia that deals with the genus, and an article Vicia sativa that deals with this species. The latter article might begin "Vicia sativa, antique vicia, est. . . ," with textual material about antique understandings then going into a subsection of the latter article. At the moment, Vicia is a disambiguation page, not a page about the genus, which has to be named Vicia (genus). IacobusAmor 16:28, 26 Octobris 2009 (UTC)