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Thanks for the info on Image:Crusader States Greek.svg[edit]

I have fixed the map, I hope. Let me know if there's something else I can do. MapMaster 02:43, 4 June 2008 (UTC)


Image Tagging Image:Macedonian officer Phrygian helmet.jpg[edit]

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Macedonia ww2[edit]

In your image of the Greece during WW2, you have wrongly labeled "Macedonia" and "Thrace." Until the 1980s, the region was collectively known as "Ministry of Northern Greece" and only during the 1980s was it renamed "Ministry of Macedonia and Thrace". Please update the image to accurately reflect the political administrations of all three regions of Macedonia. Please show sources showing the region of northern Greece was called "Macedonia" and "Thrace" by Greek political administrations or this will be nominated for deletion. 98.243.158.123 21:16, 29 November 2008 (UTC)

Show sources proving the region called the ministry of Northern Greece was also called "Macedonia and Thrace" during ww2 or it will be put for deletion. 98.243.158.123 04:01, 11 December 2008 (UTC)

Atlas of Greece[edit]

You removed macedonian language descriptions of the files in the article Atlas of Greece without reason, i.e. you commented your revert as: rv - by convention, only English and the native or official language are used for a country. Can you please point me to that convention.--Brest (talk) 11:25, 8 January 2009 (UTC)

Triple Occupation of Greece[edit]

The German occupied island (in red) is Milos not Thera, Thera (Santorini) is the southest in the shape of a crescent. Thank you. Egmontaz (talk) 20:03, 15 January 2009 (UTC)

You are, of course, quite right. Thanks for the correction. Cheers, Constantine 20:09, 19 January 2009 (UTC)

Greetings Constantine![edit]

Roman Empire Territories.png

That is a great start! Now, what should be a very wonderful undertaking, would be the combination of all territories ever occupied by both Rome AND Macedonia. Could you make this image, PLEASE? I'd be extremely happy to see it and most other people probably would too.

Justinian Byzanz.png

I think this map would help begin the anachronistic overlap of Macedonia in the East and Rome in the West, Europe's two ancient empires of Hellenic descent. You and I know that Alexander's glories were the basis for Rome.

This would probably put the "Indo-European" language family into historical perspective, as well as the division of Oriental Satem and Occidental Centum. Plus, this map would show in reality a better perspective than those "Aryan race" theorists have been able to come up with. I already brought up the discussion of Medieval progression and modern nationalist romanticism on Wikipedia's Humanities Reference Desk and asked them about the veracity behind German and Russian claims to inheritance from Rome, but they didn't seem to understand. I think the Russian claims were from Greek colonies in the Crimea and Roman conquest of Scythia Minor, aside from the Orthodox Church connection when the Muslims took over Constantinople. The German claim is very obviously due to the Roman conquests as far as the Elbe, Germans in the legions and Charlemagne as king of both Gaul and Italy, founding the Holy Roman Empire with Papal approval. The discussion eventually included a consideration of Christianity as the whole realm of Roman inheritance, with Islam as succeeding Persia (in tandem with Alexandrian links to Aryan theories) likewise. I don't think that religion, only political control, should play a part in this map. 68.231.163.38 20:16, 12 March 2009 (UTC)


File:The Land Walls of Constantinople.png[edit]

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Template:PD-GreekGov[edit]

I added this (existing) template to Commons:Copyright tags. Please use sparingly, very few government images are actually public domain in Greece. Sv1xv (talk) 12:02, 1 June 2009 (UTC)


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Help requested.[edit]

Hmm, I rejected one of the DR's, based on COM:DP. I checked the other (Ieros Locos) but it is a bit complicated. BTW, it cannot be {{GFDL}}, it is either some flavor of PD or still under copyright.

Now about 79.103.21.31, it is an anonymous IP address, the usual cover for vandals and other antisocial internet lurkers. It could be a public computer facility or an internet cafe, in which case it is pointless to take any action. We must wait and see if the problem persists. If there is an action of vandalism on Commons I can block it. For en-wiki, ask an admin there to block it as well. Sv1xv (talk) 17:37, 8 June 2009 (UTC)

File:Hellenic Coast Guard flag Rethymno.jpg[edit]

First time I see this one. I believe it's similar to military flags like w:en:File:HellenicArmySeal.jpg. I don't know if it is authorized by the ministry of Merchant Marine or it is an in-house development. BTW, Hellenic Coast Guard rank flags are like this File:Greek_Navy_Admiral_Flag.svg but with the colors of the canton only reversed (blue star on white square).

Have you had any further encounters with User:79.103.21.31 ? Sv1xv (talk) 17:49, 9 June 2009 (UTC)

I also saw this same flag at Itea Port Authority last Thursday, so it is official. I noticed that someone had filed a deletion request for the flag. I cleared it, as the flag design is prescribed in some order or circular of the Ministry of Merchant Marine, therefore {{PD-GreekGov}}. Sv1xv (talk) 19:21, 5 July 2009 (UTC)

Hellenic Army Regimental Colours (War Flag)[edit]

Hi Cplakidas. Great work on the Greek Regimental Colours, or War Flags. Just one thing I noticed... the colour of the blue on the flags is lighter than the one you've depicted in the SVG file (at least, that's how I remember them from my time in the Army) - closer to the shade of blue on this flag - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Crete_1898.svg. Aside from that, perfect. Keep up the good work. Dragases (talk) 08:19, 20 June 2009 (UTC)


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Map Byzantine themes 1025[edit]

Hi mate. Great map, and regards from a fellow Balkanologist and (amateur) cartography. I just wanted to point out to you that the map is slightly incorrect in its depiction of the coastal Slavic principalities (ie the locations of Terbounia, Zachlumia, neretvia, Duklia). Furthermore, it is contested whether Serbia was directly ruled by a strategos. There was a seal found of Constantin Diogenes stating that he was Strategos of Sirmuim, Thessaloniki and Serbia, but this might either have referred to Servia in Thessaly, or his rule in Serbia was largely nominal. In either case, Stephenson and Fine both argue that rule in Serbia and Bosnia was in the hands of local vassaled elites. Certainly, archaeological evidence suggests that the Byzantines rested their northern borders in the 11th cetury along a curved line stretching from Dyrrachium, Ras (Novi Pazar), Liplan to Sirmium. I know that the major focus of the map is the themese, but if you wanted to make your map 100% accurate, have a look at the locations of the abovementioned statelets on my maps on my user page. Hxseek @ english Wiki.

The Graphic Designer's Barnstar[edit]

GDBarnstar1.png The Graphic Designer's Barnstar
For his contribution of maps, flags and coats of arms of greek interest. Sv1xv (talk) 09:13, 7 August 2009 (UTC)

Re: The Technology Barnstar[edit]

Thank you very much. Sv1xv (talk) 15:15, 7 August 2009 (UTC)

Great Work!

I've been watching your Roman Empire map in 400Ad and it leave me jaw wide open, its amazing, I would like to ask if you could share how you do such maps, lines, names, symbols and what program you use, it's really a treat to see them.

Great guy![edit]

I wasn't really expecting that you would answer, thanks a lot for doing it and its quite an inspiration to see ALL of your works, congratulations, you have pure art skill and a lot of patience heh!

On a final note, I would like to ask where you found the source map for the roman empire project, I'm looking to use it for a similar project of my own (an alternative reality rome) and would be great to use it, the link you give in the description "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Topographic_map#Global_1-kilometer_map" doesn't appear to work unfortunately.

But really, I appreciate a lot you took the time to answer, outstanding work.

Ah, thank you!

Oh its just for a game I play, I'll be making the map, more for personal use though as well as improve my skills at "cartography", I usually use Photoshop but the alternatives you present are pretty interesting.

Thanks a lot!

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Your files in Category:Hellenic Army rank insignia[edit]

You have contributed a number of Hellenic Army insignia in Category:Hellenic Army rank insignia. Unfortunately they are tagged with the deprecated {{Military Insignia}} template. The copyright paranoids of Commons have started deleting files with this tag, see Commons:Undeletion requests/Current requests. Could you please license them under a free license of your choice? I can't do it, as I am not the copyright owner. Sv1xv (talk) 18:11, 8 October 2009 (UTC)

Even so, you could update the license. As I have not edited them, I cannot and the images shall be deleted, sooner or later. Sv1xv (talk) 12:14, 9 October 2009 (UTC)
Unfortunately User:White Cat is no longer active here and he does not respond to messages on his talk page. We have a problem... Sv1xv (talk) 12:38, 9 October 2009 (UTC)


File:Paralos_steam-schooner.jpg[edit]

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TUSC token c98deac594f6c1320bad23fbb130d867[edit]

I am now proud owner of a TUSC account!

Geia-sou ![edit]

Gia File:CnaBa TamapaM.jpg an theleis na to delete, dhen exw tipota na legw ! Gia mena eine ena PD-old eikoni, the interest (to show the soviet-integration dream) was mikro-mikro ! Best wishes,--Spiridon 83.113.250.71 Manoliu (talk) 20:46, 8 February 2010 (UTC)

Kottas and Kotas[edit]

Geia-sou - strange enough for me but it seems that in Greek the name of Kote Hristov is written with double tau and the name of the village (former Roulia) named after him - with one. So Category:Kottas Christou is for the man and Category:Kotas for the village. --Мико (talk) 08:32, 9 February 2010 (UTC)

File:Roman-Persian Frontier, 5th century.png[edit]

As regards File:Roman-Persian Frontier, 5th century.png, could you please add Amida (Roman city)?

I also looked to at File:The_Roman_Empire_ca_400_AD.png (good job!), but I do not understand why some provinces (Aquitania II, Narbonensis I) are written with a normal font, while most of the other are written in italics.

bye. --TakenakaN (talk) 13:54, 1 March 2010 (UTC)

I beg your pardon, I was writing Amida's article and wrote "Amida", but I meant Theodosiopolis in Osroene, also known as Resaina. --TakenakaN (talk) 15:03, 1 March 2010 (UTC)
Ok, I'll try. --TakenakaN (talk) 15:36, 1 March 2010 (UTC)
I can't find Dara too. --TakenakaN (talk) 19:49, 1 March 2010 (UTC)

the DSE sign[edit]

No, thanks, I really don't know how it should look like. I have seen it only on the bad quality photographs. It is nice as it is now, thak you :) --Dimkoa (talk) 18:08, 8 March 2010 (UTC) But please add to the new drawing this part of my note: The letter "Δ" stays for "Dimokratia" - the Democracy, which also definitely means the Republic, in our language. Thank you. --Dimkoa (talk) 18:20, 8 March 2010 (UTC)


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Hellenic Army rank insignia (1912)[edit]

The old-style (early 20th-century - 1912) army insignia are ready my dear friend ;-) Diafora (talk) 23:38, 24 May 2010 (UTC)

hello[edit]

Αφου ετσι και αλλιως ειναι εμβληματα και σημαιες για κοινη χρηση.Δεν ανηκουν δικαιωματικα σε κανεναν.Επισης σε παρα πολλα,δεν εκανα απλως αντιγραφη,αλλα καιεπεξεργασια απο μονος μου.Τι λες? Greco22 (talk) 16:06, 17 June 2010 (UTC)

ειδικοτερα για αυτη την σημαια με τον αγιο Τιτο,δεν ισχυει οτι ηταν σε χρηση απτους κρητικους? Greco22 (talk) 16:12, 17 June 2010 (UTC)

καλα γιατι σταμπαρεις τα εμβληματα χωρις να τσεκαρεις καν?ξερεις τι κοπο εκανα να τα μαζεψω? Greco22 (talk) 14:05, 20 June 2010 (UTC)

αφου πρωτον: ειναι εμβληματα δημων,δηλαδη ελληνικων πολεων,δεν τιθεται θεμα εμπορικης χρησης απτη βικιπαιδεια δευτερον :δεν απαγορευεται απο ολα τα site ,δεν εχουν ολα το σηματακι του copyright τριτον:πολλα τα εχω επεξεργαστει ο ιδιος τεταρτον:αρκετα ειναι μεταφορα απτην ελληνικη βικιπαιδεια Greco22 (talk) 15:36, 20 June 2010 (UTC)

δεν υπαρχει δηλαδη καποιος τροπος ωστε "συμφωνα και με το νομο"να χρησιμοποιουνται στη βικιπαιδεια? καποια επιλογη στην αδεια για παραδειγμα? επειδη βλεπω οτι πολεις του εξωτερικου διαθετουν εμβληματα στη βικιπαιδεια(περα απο σημαιες).Πως επετραπη σε αυτες τις πολεις? Greco22 (talk) 16:58, 20 June 2010 (UTC)

οντως ανοησια της ελληνικης νομοθεσιας...ναι ξερω για το panorama οτι δεν επιτρεπεται,και ειναι κριμα γιατι θα υπηρχαν εκπληκτικες φωτογραφιες πχ ακομα και σε μερη που τωρα δεν εχουν παρα ελαχιστες(οπως η λαρισα)

οταν γραφεις οτι "Αυτά τα αρχεία όμως πρέπει να ανεβαστούν εκ νέου τοπικά στην κάθε έκδοση της ΒΠ, και δεν είναι επιτρεπτά στα Κοινά",τι ακριβως εννοεις?αν δεν ανεβουν στα commons, που να ανεβουν? (ωστε να χρησιμοποιηθουν υστερα στο αρθρο) Greco22 (talk) 18:14, 20 June 2010 (UTC)

ο χρηστης Bidgee (talk · contribs) μαρκαρε και τις σημαιες που ανεβασα(!) καλα εχουν και αυτες copyright 200 ετων σημαιες? Greco22 (talk) 16:37, 22 June 2010 (UTC)

Re: Advice[edit]

  1. Regarding the old flags, dating from 1821, I would say to keep them, although I am pretty sure that Greco22 (talk · contribs) copied them from some website. Exact (or almost exact) recreations of these flags don't produce new copyrights.
  2. Regarding the city logos, I believe all of them are quite recent designs and under copyright protection.

SV1XV (talk) 19:21, 17 June 2010 (UTC)

Seal of Omurtag[edit]

Der angebliche Stempel von Omurtag wird in "История на България" (Band 2, 1981) goldene Medaille von Khan Omurtag bezeichnet. Die Legende zum Bild lautet: "Goldene Medaille von Khan Omurtag. IX Jahrhundert. Bild von Omurtag mit griechischer Inschrift. Gefunden in Veliko Tarnovo. Filiale des Nationalen historischen Museums in Veliko Tarnovo." Das zitierte Buch ist eine Kompilation von Artikeln mehrer Autoren und ist reichlich bebildet. Die Artikel sind von Autoren geschrieben, die mit ihren Namen stehen, enthalten wissenschaftlichen Apparat und sind nicht schlecht auch wenn manche zum Teil schon überholt. Das ist aber normal - das Buch ist ja mittlerweile 30 Jahre alt. Wer aber für die Bebilderung verantwortlich war, ist unbekannt. Manchen Legenden sind nicht optimal und entsprechen eher die für populärwissenschaftliche Bücher übliche Qualität und Ausführlichkeit. Unklar ist, was die Medaille in Veliko Tarnovo zu suchen hat. Es gibt eine protobulgarische Inschrift, die in Veliko Tarnovo gefunden wurde und die aus Pliska oder Preslav stammt (kann mich nicht mehr genau erinnern) und von Herrschern des Zweiten bulgarischen Reiches absichtlich dorthin transportiert wurde. Vielleicht hat die Medaille das selbe Schiksal gehabt. Für diese Frage fehlt mir die nötige wissenschaftliche Literatur. Laut dieses Blogs lautet die Inschrift der Medaille: САNЕS VВНГI ОМОРТАГ. Das ist eine Mischung aus lateinischen, griechischen und kyrillischen Buchstaben. Das lässt vermuten, dass die Medaille in der zweiten Hälfte des 9. oder der ersten Hälfte des 10. Jahrhunderts hergestellt wurde, als im Bulgarischen Reich Alphabete und Einflüsse noch konkurierten. Die Medaille scheint einige byzantinische Vorbilder zu ähneln, wie diese z.B.: Solidus-Nicephorus I and Staraucius-sb1604.jpg. Als Auftraggeber steht Symeon in Verdacht, der Omurtag als christlicher Herrscher dargestellt sehen wollte um sich als Nachfahre christlicher Herrscher zu präsentieren. Die Beschiftung der Datei ist zur Zeit nicht perfekt, aber das Artefakt scheint tatsächlich Omurtag abbilden zu wollen. Für letzte Sicherheit könnte man sich nach weiterer wissenschaflticher Literatur umschauen. Die protobulgarische Periode der bulgarischen Geschichte von Veselin Beševliev enthält am Ende einige Fotos, eventuell auch eins von dieser Medaille und weitere Infos. --Alexandar.R. (talk) 15:12, 18 June 2010 (UTC)

Zusatz: Das mit Symeon ist wohl nur Spekulation. Veselin Besheliev in Прабългарски епиграфски паметници (=Die protobulgarischen Inschriften, 1963) liest keine kyrillische Buchstaben (nur griechische und lateinische). Er meint, es handele sich um eine protobulgarische Inschrift und datiert sie vor 822. Das ist wisschenschaftliche Literatur. Es handelt sich also um keinen Stempel, aber als Medaille vom Omurtag kann man das Ding ausgeben. --Alexandar.R. (talk) 16:03, 18 June 2010 (UTC)

Old greek flags by Greco22[edit]

I converted the speedy deletion tags to a regular deletion request. You may add your comments on this page: Commons:Deletion requests/Old greek flags by Greco22. Regards, SV1XV (talk) 07:05, 23 June 2010 (UTC)

AHRB Centre for Byzantine Cultural History[edit]

Hi, Constantine. Hast Du in letzter Zeit zufällig irgendwo etwas darüber gelesen, wie weit die Arbeit dieser Frau vorangeschritten ist: Bente BJØRNHOLT? Hier (Skylitzes Project) steht, dass die Datenbank, wenn sie fertig wird, öffentlich sein wird. Es sind schon paar Jahre her, seitdem es angekündigt wurde. Ob sie es aufgegeben haben...? --Alexandar.R. (talk) 16:22, 11 August 2010 (UTC)

Bardas[edit]

Hi, Constantine. Der Bardas Mord (Fol. 80r) steht jetzt zu Verfügung. Insgesammt vier jpeg's habe ich hochgeladen:

Nur das vierte Bild (File:MadridSkylitzesCoronationBasilFol80rb.jpg) hat mir bisschen Kopfzerbrechen bereitet. Grabar und Manoussacas schreiben: "A sa droite, Basile à la tête d'autres geurriers, s'avance triompant vers l'empereur, après ses victoires en Thrace." Woher sie es wissen wollen, dass Basileios die Kavallerie anführt, ist mir nicht klar geworden. Der linke Teil des Bildes ist nicht beschriftet. Ausserdem ist Thrakien hier eine Irreführung. Die Armee kommt aus Thrakesion zurück (oder?). Die Sache zuende zu recherchieren, habe ich aber nicht geschaft: weiss nicht, wo die Ortschaft Choros liegt, wo der Mord stattgefunden hat. Jedenfalls wollen sich Tsamakda und Божков nicht festlegen und behaupten nicht, dass der langhaarige Reiter Basileios sei. --Alexandar.R. (talk) 21:22, 17 August 2010 (UTC)

Die Beschriftung kann also erstmal so bleiben. Dass die Kavallerie nicht aus dem europäischen Thrakien zurückkehrt, ist wohl ausser Frage.
Habe gesehen, dass weitere Miniaturen hochgeladen wurden (File:Michael I (Roman emperor), coronation.jpg, File:Romans (Niketas Oryphas) punish Cretan Saracens.jpg,...) - leider nicht ganz frei von jpeg- und Druckraster-Problemen.
Eine organisatorische Skylitzes-Frage beschäftigt mich. Vielleicht magst Du Stellung nehmen. Die Kategorien wirken zur Zeit irgendwie merkwürdig:
  • Category:Skylitzis Chronicle
  • John Scylitzae (Seite, redirect)
  • Madrid Skylitzes (Seite)
  • Index of the Madrid Skylitzes (Seite, von mir angelegt)
Vorschlagen würde ich etwas wie:
  • Category:Madrid Skylitzes (Haupkategorie)
  • Chapters of the Madrid Skylitzes (Madrid Skylitzes umbenennen also)
  • Index of the Madrid Skylitzes (bleibt so - als Seite)
--Alexandar.R. (talk) 06:34, 18 August 2010 (UTC)

Re: Advice on propaganda[edit]

First thing, I resigned as a Commons admin a few weeks ago, I was spending too much time here and I was unhappy with many things taking place.

Now on the subject of the map, it seems that almost anything is accepted on Commons, even it is POV. However, I believe that File:Fixing the problems of Balkans and Macedonia.JPG falls under original research, as it is a proposal of what might have happened if the uploader was around in 1918. As such, i believe that it is out of scope. SV1XV (talk) 05:00, 24 September 2010 (UTC)

Swjatoslaw[edit]

Hi, Constantine. Mir geht es gut, bin aber leider so beschäftigt, dass ich in letzter Zeit die Wiki-Aktivitäten auf die lange Bank schieben musste. Miniaturen über die russische Invasion c. 970 gibt es bei Skylitzes in der Tat viele. Auch in der Radziwiłł Chronicle gibt es einige genau zu diesem Thema. Viel möchte ich jetzt nicht versprechen, da diese Woche nicht besser wird und ich vom Wochenende bis Mitte Oktober auf Reise bin. Falls ich überhaupt bisschen freie Zeit finde, werde ich davor nicht mehr als ein-zwei Miniaturen hochladen können. Ab Mitte Oktober, wenn ich wieder zurück bin, könnte ich dann systematisch nachholen. Grüsse --Alexandar.R. (talk) 06:27, 27 September 2010 (UTC)

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Byzantine Constantinople eng.png[edit]

Hallo Cplakidas, ich habe gesehen, dass Du die wirklich beeindruckende obige Karte erstellt hast. Wäre es möglich dass Du diese Karte auch in einer deutschsprachigen Version veröffentlichst? Die svg-Version scheint ja nicht richtig zu funktionieren. Grüße --Furfur (talk) 23:02, 3 March 2011 (UTC)

Hellenic Millitary Medals[edit]

Hi my fellow friend, some of Hellenic Millitary Medals are ready. Feel free to use them. Diafora (talk) 22:54, 6 April 2011 (UTC)


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Categories "Blue and white flag" & "Flags of Greece"[edit]

Of cource, "not all Grek flags are blue and white", but don't litter the category "Blue and white flags" with practically the same flags of the Greece. One of that will be enough. Those, who want to see other variants, no doubt, will gess to enter the category "Flags of Greece"! Besides, all Greek flags are spread along the whole category "Blue and white flags", they are present at the different pages of that. It's, really, so uncomfotable and irritates. Sorry for boter. Sceptic (talk) 16:36, 6 May 2011 (UTC)


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Saibo (Δ) 01:38, 23 May 2011 (UTC)

Hallo Cplakidas, thank you very much for your research! Only 13 years before not being public domain. ;-)
I have added some links and categories to this image now. Cheers --Saibo (Δ) 20:17, 30 May 2011 (UTC)
Thanks, all's well than ends well, as they say... I am rather relieved that the image was not deleted, I remember seeing it in old books when I was a boy and it had made a powerful impression on me. Certainly a case of "a picture is worth more than a thousand words". Constantine 07:27, 31 May 2011 (UTC)
Me too, it is really a nice one! However I prefer free content over "nice" content - hope you understand. :) Cheers --Saibo (Δ) 16:28, 31 May 2011 (UTC)

Timileon_Bassos.JPG[edit]

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Maps about wars of Belisarius in 6th century[edit]

Hi! I noticed that you are very skilled in making maps. In Finnish Wikipedia I have been expanding the articles about Byzantine general Belisarius and his campaigns in the 6th century. Unfortunately there is not lots of maps about them in Commons. So I was wondering if you have time to make some. In the Ian Hughes book "Belisarius: The last Roman general" (ISBN 978-1-59416-085-1) there are maps and diagrams about Belisarius campaigns and battles, such as Battle of Dara, Battle of Callinicum, Vandalic War, Battle of Ad Decimum, Battle of Tricamarum, Gothic War and the Siege of Rome. I was wondering that if it's possible then I could scan them and send them to you (Unless there are copyright laws that prevent this). You could make english .SVG versions and then I could make Finnish versions about them. Of course, I understand that you are probably busy so you don't have to if you don't have any time. But I would really appreciate if you could help me. :) --Barosaurus Lentus (talk) 10:08, 17 July 2011 (UTC)

Great! Many thanks. I sent my email address to you. --Barosaurus Lentus (talk) 10:48, 17 July 2011 (UTC)

Hi! How are you doing with the maps? Just asking because I have not heard anything from you for almost a week and i'm wondering that perhaps you didn't get the maps I sent to you? --Barosaurus Lentus (talk) 07:10, 25 July 2011 (UTC)

Okay, great! There is also no hurry, so just take all the time you need. I'm not sure if I understand what is the difference between geophysical and outline map (yes i'm stupid). Does geophysical means that the maps also includes mountains, rivers etc? If so then it doesn't matter for me. I don't know wich one is better, so you can decide that. --Barosaurus Lentus (talk) 14:34, 25 July 2011 (UTC)

Thank you! :) One thing I noticed and I think it's an error: "11. Gothic army besieges Ancona". I think it should be Ariminum? Also there is typo in 12: "capture of Mediolanum and other citie". But otherwise I think the map looks excellent! Good work! --Barosaurus Lentus (talk) 07:11, 27 August 2011 (UTC)

Oh, and can I ask how do you make those maps? Which program you use? I'd like to try to practice making maps like that but I don't know where to start. :( --Barosaurus Lentus (talk) 11:18, 27 August 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for the map! :) I think I found another error: en:Battle of Ad Decimum was fought in 13 September not 14? (Bury p. 132, 135 and Evans, p. 129) --Barosaurus Lentus (talk) 07:41, 28 August 2011 (UTC)

Hi! Sorry to disturb again, but I made two battle maps of en:Battle of Callinicum and i'd like to hear your opinion about them. File:Callinicumin taistelu 1.svg and File:Callinicumin taistelu 2.svg. They are in Finnish language but i'd like to know how they look to you? Are they ok, or only deserves to be burned in a trash can? --Barosaurus Lentus (talk) 20:32, 14 September 2011 (UTC)

Biblioteca Digital Hispanica[edit]

Hast Du es bemerkt: Historia bizantina? Ein neues Zeitalter bricht an. --Alexandar.R. (talk) 06:34, 22 July 2011 (UTC)

Vectorised CoA of Palaiologos Dynasty[edit]

Hi Constantine, Take a look at this CoA of Palaiologos Dynasty. I think it is close enough to the image, and certainly better than what exists. What do you think? Diafora (talk) 18:02, 29 August 2011 (UTC)

Eastern Orthodoxy[edit]

I'm guessing from some of your edits that you are at least clueful about Eastern Orthodox Christianity. Care to weigh in at Commons:Help_desk#Orthodox Churches? Know anyone else who should be invited to comment? - Jmabel ! talk 08:11, 19 February 2012 (UTC)

File:Abbasids850.png[edit]

I noticed you corrected File:Abbasids850.png. I was wondering if Cyprus should be included as well. I believe the Byzantines only took it back in 958. StAnselm (talk) 20:56, 25 March 2012 (UTC)

Cyprus was a condominium shared between the Caliphate and Byzantium, and although apparently both maintained some sort of military and administrative presence there, I am not sure whether it would be correct to include it in either. Certainly the Abbasids don't seem to have regarded it as part of their dominions, only a kind of subdued tributary region. The Byzantines did make a few efforts to regain it and controlled it for a few years a couole of times, but until 958 the official status quo was as a condominium. BTW, I also think that we should use a lighter shade of green to colour Crete, the Aghlabids and Khurasan, which were more nominally rather than actually part of the Abbasid state. Constantine 14:33, 26 March 2012 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Hi Cplakidas, Magnificent images, especially the maps which are also incredibly useful. I would love to use one or two of the maps in the front matter of a novel I am publishing to promote Byzantium, its culture and people. Would you be okay with that? Happy to talk about whatever you would like to see by way of accreditation. AchilleasMavrel (talk) 09:21, 7 June 2012 (UTC)

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Fall of the Western Roman Empire[edit]

I have just put this Wikipedia article into mainspace. It has a variety of maps, all of them pre-existing since I have never tried making maps before. They include an animated gif of the expansion and decline of Rome to 530. They are acceptable, but I was thinking of replacing them by a series of gifs based on your admirable File:The Roman Empire ca 400 AD.png, to illustrate every significant change in Roman control from about 300 onward, based mainly on the series of maps in Barbarian Migrations and the Roman West, 376-568 (Cambridge Medieval Textbooks) by Guy Halsall. I suppose I can learn to use a photo-editing program and indeed my wife can help me. But I wondered if you had done anything of the sort, or if you might be considering doing so? Richard Keatinge (talk) 19:47, 28 June 2012 (UTC)

Hello Richard! First, although I've just begun reading it, I am in awe of the accomplishment that the article on the fall of the WRE represents. To say "well done" is an understatement! On the maps, I have not bothered with gif files for over 10 years now, and I am not sure how it would work with such massive files as the 400 AD map. Although I am in the midst of several projects right now, I am willing to help wherever I can. So if you need anything, feel free to ask! Cheers, Constantine 14:20, 8 July 2012 (UTC)
Many thanks for your kind words. I suppose I really need your advice. I like the present animated gif, but how difficult would it be to do something better? I would like to make the entire thing easy to comprehend with a fairly brief glance. I had in mind your file, with layers representing the various stages of loss of control, possibly also some symbols for major battles, and using dated versions going down the right side of the article so that the base map is standard and easier for the reader to interpret. Using your map would allow the interested reader to bring up the full version with all the detail at each date. Separate is the issue of an animated gif, but if this were made by shrinking the dated versions and re-saving them as gifs, this would allow us to present the entire story in one fairly simple animated picture at the top of the page. It wouldn't show all your detail, but it would introduce the reader to the look of your map and enable them to interpret later individual maps more easily. It looks practical to me, even with a free program such as paint.net, and I have the references and the Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. It would take me months (I'm busy in real life and my holiday will as usual involve grubbing about looking for Roman pots), but if you think it's a good way to present the information and also a practical project for a newbie map-editor, I'll give it a go. Your comments on this project will be very welcome.

I have your File:The Roman Empire ca 400 AD.png of course, but it would also be useful to have your base map - that is to say your cropped version of User:Koba-chan/Topographic map, in case we feel the need to superimpose areas of it.

Richard Keatinge (talk) 21:13, 10 July 2012 (UTC)

Hmmm, I sort of see what you're getting at. My opinion however is that when the primary purpose of a map is to show territorial extent, one should avoid any geophysical features other than rivers, and have a simple map with coloured territories and (optionally, depending on the size of the map and the desired level of detail) the main administrative divisions and settlements, e.g. [2], [3], [4], [5] etc. I would only suggest going to the effort of making maps similar to my 400 AD map for "landmark" or representative moments in time. I am working, for instance, on a map of 565 AD, based on the same format as my 400 AD map. On the base map, I can either upload it here or send it be email, whatever you prefer. Constantine 17:03, 13 July 2012 (UTC)
I will take your wise advice and rethink my ideas. I'd still be grateful if you could upload the base map, just in case. Thanks also for your edits on the article. Richard Keatinge (talk) 10:02, 14 July 2012 (UTC)
I've uploaded the basemap. Constantine 10:11, 18 July 2012 (UTC)

15 May 1919[edit]

Hi, Constantine. How are you ? Do you know the date of original publication of this image ? See you. Takabeg (talk) 12:15, 1 September 2012 (UTC)

Hello Takabeg, I'm fine! Long time no see, I hope everything is OK with you as well. Unfortunately I don't know the exact date, and I can't think of any place to find it. I'd wager good money that it dates to 1919, though. It comes from the well-known photo atelier "Padova Freres", and is clearly a contemporary postcard. It should have the same date as Débarquement des Troupes Helleniques à Smyrne.jpg. Constantine 13:34, 1 September 2012 (UTC)
Thanks. I'll ask Miko too. Takabeg (talk) 14:23, 1 September 2012 (UTC)

Translation of Byzantine Themata maps[edit]

Hello Constantine! Your contribution page is impressive here. As for your advice, initially I tried to follow the terminology already existing in Wikipedia themata articles instead of following the established academic literature. But you are correct. I will follow your suggestions. FYI, my main Greek source (Ιστορία του Ελληνικού Έθνους, Εκδοτική Αθηνών) spells Αρμενιάκων (I never knew why). Thank you!--Dipa_1965 (talk) 11:59, 8 September 2012 (UTC)

So indeed IEE was right. Thanks!--Dipa_1965 (talk) 21:11, 8 September 2012 (UTC)

Byzantine_Empire_Themes_1025-en.svg[edit]

Κωνσταντίνε, μόλις είδα τη σχετική συζήτηση. Θα ήθελα να βοηθήσω στη βελτίωσή του, αν μπορώ φυσικά. Κυρίως όμως δεν θα ήθελα να είμαι αγενής. Πρόκειται για δική σου δουλειά και αναφέρεις πως έχεις ξεκινήσει να τον φτιάχνεις από την αρχή. Οπότε θα ήθελα να ξέρω αν συμφωνείς πριν αρχίσω να δουλεύω με τον χάρτη. Αν όχι, μην ανησυχείς, δεν υπάρχει πρόβλημα με μένα. Φιλικά.--Dipa_1965 (talk) 21:39, 8 September 2012 (UTC)

Unfortunately, temp-share link does not work at the moment, is their server temporarily down or permanently suspended? I have already uploaded a new map version with two edits. I decided to postpone future updates until I make a considerable progress of a theme-by-theme review which I have already started (I have already finished the Yugoslavian territories and Nicopolis). I will keep you informed.--Dipa_1965 (talk) 22:18, 10 September 2012 (UTC)

Dromon[edit]

Kalispera !

Avoir photographié une maquette très ancienne dans un musée public et avoir ensuite modifié la photo ne viole, à mon sens, aucun droit d'auteur; mais si vous arrivez à me démontrer que l'image que je viens de créer appartien à d'autres, je veux bien qu'on l'efface  ;-)

Cordialement, --Spiridon Ion Cepleanu (talk) 22:28, 11 September 2012 (UTC)

Bonjour! Je pensais exactement la meme chose, mais quand j'ai telecharge photos de maquettes du musee naval de Chania, on les a supprimes pour la meme raison. Bref, il n' y a pas du "Freedom of Panorama" en Grece, et par consequence absolument rien n'est libre du droit d'auteur simplement parce qu'il est dans un lieu public :(. Constantine 08:38, 12 September 2012 (UTC)
Ah, endaxi, alors OK pour l'effecement. Sto kalo, --Spiridon Ion Cepleanu (talk) 10:43, 12 September 2012 (UTC)

Third opinion[edit]

Hi, Cplakidas. I think you are interested in military issues, especially in military of Greece. And you are well read in military history. As we know, both Greece and Turkey (off course, other counties) were parts of the Ottoman Empire, so I want to get your opinion on some categories related with military issue. When you have time, could you control Commons:Deletion requests/Category:Armour of the Ottoman Empire and what do you think of this category ? Thank you. Takabeg (talk) 05:47, 28 September 2012 (UTC)

Hello Takabeg! I've posted my view in the deletion discussion. On the Indo-Persian weapons category, my knowledge is limited. At first glance, the category name is valid, since Persia and much of northern India formed a cultural continuum since Mongol times, but I cannot really tell if the individual pieces listed therein are representative "Indo-Persian" pieces or belong to a broader spectrum of military technology. Cheers, Constantine 21:34, 28 September 2012 (UTC)

Commons:WikiProject Dacia[edit]

Roman bust of a Dacian tarabostes, Hermitage, St Petersburg, Russia - 20070614.jpg
Hi! I created the Commons:WikiProject Dacia as a sister project to WP:DACIA English and WP:DACIA română to better organize, categorize and improve the quality of media and galleries related to ancient Dacia. From your contributions, I think you might be interested and maybe you wish to join and support the project. Your input is welcomed! Thanks and best regards!

--Codrin.B (talk) 07:22, 14 October 2012 (UTC)

Some baklava for you![edit]

Baklava - Turkish special, 80-ply.JPEG Hat off for the maps like File:Balkans 6th century.svg and File:Arab-Byzantine frontier zone.svg! Great job! Codrin.B (talk) 11:35, 15 October 2012 (UTC)
Hah, thanks, ideal for dessert! Cheers, Constantine 11:38, 15 October 2012 (UTC)

AN/U[edit]

Your wish is my command. Fry1989 eh? 19:34, 17 January 2013 (UTC)

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Declined rename requests[edit]

Hi. You did a bundle of rename requests recently. I have declined the proposed renames due to the change of language in the proposed filenames. As Commons is a multilingual project the guidance provided at Commons:Rename is that the existing language should continue.  — billinghurst sDrewth 13:51, 9 October 2013 (UTC)

The language of these files' titles was in both Greek and English, and both were pretty much the same, i.e. the name of the exhibition these were taken from. Does this mean that if I make the requests again with Greek filenames, they will get approved? Constantine 14:02, 9 October 2013 (UTC)
I would do the renames if the requests were in Greek, or the same mix of English & Greek.  — billinghurst sDrewth 09:36, 10 October 2013 (UTC)

CNG coins[edit]

Γεια, στα CNG coins καλό είναι να δίνεις το verifiable source γιατί υπάρχει περίπτωση διαγραφής. --Odysses (talk) 21:12, 29 October 2013 (UTC)

E καλά, άμα είναι να το διαγράψουνε επειδή βαριούνται να ακολουθήσουν το λινκ, ή επειδή είναι piped και όχι το αρχικό URL, τότε ας το κλείσουμε το μαγαζί :P. Constantine 09:49, 30 October 2013 (UTC)
Δεν είδα ότι είναι piped, είδα δυο φορές το CNG. Πρόσφατα διαγράψανε όλα τα ελ. νομίσματα νεότερα από 70 χρόνια. Η απάντηση είναι ότι επιτρέπονται μόνο "free" images if they can be used by anyone, anytime, for any purpose (including commercial uses) (λες και κάποιος θα ανοίξει εμπόριο με εικόνες από δίφραγκα...) Μήπως ξέρεις αν υπάρχει κάποιο template που να επιτρέπει τη χρήση σε άρθρα WP; Έχω δει π.χ. νομίσματα του ευρώ --Odysses (talk) 22:10, 30 October 2013 (UTC)
Τί να σου πω, δεν είμαι ο πλέον ειδικός για το τί ισχύει από πλευράς copyright, αλλά αν δεν έχεις κάποια PD εικόνα, μπορείς να χρησιμοποιείς το Non-free use rationale για συγκεκριμένα άρθρα όπου η εικόνα είναι απαραίτητη. --Constantine 08:51, 31 October 2013 (UTC)
Είναι χρήσιμο και θα το έχω υπόψη μου. Τελικά είναι πιο εύκολο στη χρήση το CNG και έχει πιο ενδιαφέροντα από ιστορική άποψη νομίσματα. --Odysses (talk) 20:55, 31 October 2013 (UTC)

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File:ByzantineEmpire1265.svg - Γειά-σou, βοήθεια ϰαι Χρόνια ϖολλά ![edit]

Kαλησπέρα Kostas, the [6], present in a lot of articles, is a perfect example of one of the inconvenients of "our" Wikipedia : the multiplication of some mistakes because the first source ([7]) is old, overtaken by recent works and wrong... But infortunately, my application Ilkscape can't realise a good vectorisation, the result is effectively "ruined", λοιπόν παρακαλώ, µπορείς va kitazeis my [8]? It's a derivate work since Neuceu [9], but rectified according with three recent historic atlases (H.E.Stier (dir), Grosser Atlas zur Weltgeschichte, Westermann 1975, ISBN 3-14-100919-8, pp. 69-70, Történelmi atlasz of Akadémiai kiado, Budapest 1991, ISBN 963-351-422-3 and Atlas istorico-geografic of the romanian academy, Bucharest 1995, ISBN 973-27-0500-0). May be your application for vectorising maps, can made a better version ? Eυχαριστώ πολύ ϰαι Χρόνια ϖολλά, --Spiridon Ion Cepleanu (talk) 19:29, 30 December 2013 (UTC)

Nice work, these maps indeed needed updating! I'll have a look at what I can do in the days after New Year, but could you please indicate which source you have used for each of the changes you have undertaken? This would be useful for documentation and sourcing purposes. Xρόνια πολλά and καλή πρωτοχρονιά to you too! Best wishes to you and your loved ones! --Constantine 10:49, 31 December 2013 (UTC)

Flag in the Catalan Atlas[edit]

I wanted to draw your attention to a flag depicted in the Catalan Atlas. It flies over Cyprus and it has white and blue strips, which reminded me of the Greek flag and a red or gold cross with what look like 4 'B' letters around it, which reminded me of one of the flags used by the Palaeologhi dynasty. I thought this combination was very interesting, blue and white (greyish?) stripes also feature in the flag of Philadelphia, so I couldn't help but wonder whether there is any connection to the modern flag colours? I think that Cyprus was not at that time part of the Empire but Philadelphia was. Since you have contributed so much with regards to flags and history maps, I thought I could ask you if you knew anything about this flag. I also tried to create a file, not successfully;

Catalan Atlas flag.png
Abraham and Jehuda Cresques Catalan Atlas. Eastern Europe view from the south.D.jpg
Europe Mediterranean Catalan Atlas.jpeg

--Varmeg (talk) 03:40, 3 February 2014 (UTC)

Hello! It is rather easy, and not Byzantine-related at all, I am afraid. The cross is the gold-on-white Jerusalem Cross, and the blue-and-white bars are the blazon of the Lusignans. In short, it is a (somewhat inaccurate, perhasps) flag of the Lusignan Kings of Cyprus. See for instance this coat of arms. Constantine 18:59, 4 February 2014 (UTC)

RfC[edit]

Dear Cplakidas, I've noticed that you have worked on WP articles about themata of the eastern Roman empire, and I was wondering whether you would like to offer your comments on the accuracy of this translation of mine. Best regards, Ασμοδαίος

There are a few minor issues with the names, e.g. the Byzantines would use Αχρίδα rather than Οχρίδα, Παραδούναβον seems to have been more common than Παρίστριον, and IIRC Θεωδορούπολις was only briefly used under John Tzimiskes and not after. Also, "Θρακησίων" is cut off at "Θρακη" leading to potential confusion. The main problem is that the map itself is rather inaccurate, with the provincial boundaries all over the place. You can get a better idea of the provincial boundaries (for the Balkans and Asia Minor at least, the East is totally inaccurate owing to a bad basemap I had used) from this. Cheers, Constantine 07:05, 15 May 2014 (UTC)

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File Syria in the 9th century[edit]

Hi, thanks for creating the great file "Syria in the 9th century". I would like to use it on Arabic wiki and was wondering whether I can get a blank copy from you. Thanks. Amr ibnu Kulthoum عمرو بن كلثوم (talk) 22:36, 30 November 2014 (UTC)

Thanks Constantine. Will try to do that, and will let you know if I have any problems. Cheers. Amr ibnu Kulthoum عمرو بن كلثوم (talk) 19:30, 7 December 2014 (UTC)

Greece (ancient) maps[edit]

Hallo, I was asked by the Graphic Lab to color and upload maps for localization of ancient sites of Greece, by modifying the existent modern maps. I'm not expert at all about ancient Greece, for I'm just a "tool" doing what others require. Now they asked me to remove internal modern boundaries from all the maps and I would like to modify also the wrong region boundaries. Please could you tell me precise instruction on where to place the right boundaries? Here the three I found (File:Greece (ancient) Chalcidice.svg, File:Greece (ancient) Epirus.svg & File:Greece (ancient) Macedonia.svg), others by you are welcome. Thanks. -- Fulvio 314 10:20, 18 January 2015 (UTC)

File:Sack of Thessalonica by Arabs, 904.png[edit]

Hi, you added Category:Raiding to this picture; does this image really has to do something with the village Raiding in the east of Austria or was it a mistake? --Eweht (talk) 06:19, 12 February 2015 (UTC)

Hah, thanks for pointing that out. It seems that Austria has a tendency to have villages with names that are also found as English verbs ;). --Constantine 15:18, 12 February 2015 (UTC)

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Zoupan (talk) 08:59, 30 November 2015 (UTC)

Info and actions required about War Crosses of Greece[edit]

Γεια σου Κώστα,

Concerning the:

From which year are they (1917, 1940 or 1974)? I am asking so that we can assign them in the correct category.

Do you consider them duplicates of any of those in the categories:

Please take any action as you may see fit, or let me know so that I will.

For you info, I am creating wikidata items for each of those military decorations (which can then be assigned to the persons who we know that have been decorated). --FocalPoint (talk) 08:32, 24 January 2016 (UTC)

To help the discussion: They seem to be either 1940 or 1974 medals, however:

  • the 1940 crosses have the crown
  • the 1974 have an ethnosimo / εθνόσημο

So, as these crosses have nothing on, they are .... what? something I do not know? or just inaccurate / partial design? --FocalPoint (talk) 09:05, 24 January 2016 (UTC)

Hi FocalPoint! AFAIK these crosses are the final design of the 1974 version of the cross, finalized in 2003. The other design, with the national emblem in place of the crown, was a "transitional" adopted in 1974, but they stayed on on the principle of ουδέν μονιμότερον του προσωρινού and the Greek state's general indifference towards medals, symbols, etc. I will categorize them accordingly. Cheers, Constantine 09:11, 24 January 2016 (UTC)

As per your suggestion, which is in agreement with User:Diafora, I moved them in a separate category. I a also moving there our discussion for future reference. --FocalPoint (talk) 22:49, 24 January 2016 (UTC)