Disputatio:Vladislaus III Dracula

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Slight problem: although the seal depicted on this page clearly lists his name as Vladislaus, the traditional enumeration of Wallachian rulers counts "Vlad" and "Vladislav" as two separate names. I may need to read one of those Latin biographies of Vlad Dracula to see what they call him (if I ever find the time). --Iustinus 23:46 nov 1, 2004 (UTC)

Restorations[fontem recensere]

I'm undoing some of the changes made to the article in my absence. Obviously I need to account for that, but here's not room in the summary, so:

  • Transylvaniae > in Transylvania; region, not city
  • vwaida > waida; why did that happen, and how did it sick so long?
  • Vallachiae > Wallachiae; that's how it's spelled in the paintings. Of course Vallachia does occur, so maybe [[Vallachia|Wallachiae]] would be better. (And I guess now we know how vwaida happened.)
  • Turci > Turcae; that's how it's declined in the painting. Turcae is the usual (but not, I think, universal) form, presumably on analogy to Persae
  • Restoring the ae-ligatures in the image captions: normally when I transcribe a period source, especially an image, I try to use the same lettering, even when it's against our usual style.

What do the rest of you think of the change of my monstruosus to ingens? Ingens is clearly more Ciceronian, but by the LSJ I think monstruosus covers it better. Likewise, I think I went with the medieval Impallator instead of the classical Perfictor because I assumed that would be the form used in period sources (I don't believe I ever actually found that epithet in any of them though). Both of these are debatable though, so just wanted to get opinions. --Iustinus 18:36, 11 Decembris 2008 (UTC)

I've just now changed regit to rexit, but otherwise think you're right—except that you've got two successive sentences with three instances of causa in them, including two instances of qua de causa, and stylistically that may not be so good. ¶ As for monstruosus, the only author Cassell's cites for it is Cicero! and if the root of ingens implies merely bigness, but the root of monstruosus implies showiness, then monstruosus might indeed be better. IacobusAmor 18:51, 11 Decembris 2008 (UTC)