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Instructions - Istruzioni per l'uso - Anweisungen
(LA) Textum subiacentem repete et verba inclinata secundum necessitatem muta.
(IT) Ricopiare il testo sottostante e modificare le parole in corsivo in base alle esigenze.
(EN) Copy the text under the line a change <!-- words in comments --> and remove the comment markers (<!-- -->).
(FR) Copiez le texte sous la ligne et changez le texte italique
(DE) Kopiere den unten angebenen Text und füge die jeweiligen Variablen ein. Dabei müssen die lateinischen Kommentare entfernt werden.

|Nomen= <!-- nomen plenum/full name, i.e. "Marcus Tullius Cicero" -->
|IndicisNomen= <!-- Nomen ad pagina in categoriis ordinanda/name under which the page is cathegorized, i.e. "Cicero, Marcus Tullius" -->
|Alias = <!-- alia nomina/other names, or names in other languages -->
|Munera= <!-- munera aut officia/occupations or positions held, i.e. "orator, philosophus, iuris peritus"... -->
|Natio= <!-- Scriptoris natio/country of cityzenship, i.e. "Roma antiqua", "Italia", "Anglia"... -->
|PostNatio= <!-- Aliae notitiae/(eventual) additional informations, i.e. "praeclarissimus auctor lingua latina" -->
|NomenImago= <!-- Imaginis titulus/image name, i.e. "Cicero.jpg" -->

Extended instructions[recensere]

This template provides a standard formatting and cathegorization for the authors' pages, aka Scriptores. It retrives most of the informations from Wikidata, but some of the template's parameters can override wikidata values to adjust them to the latin wikisource needs. Below each parameter is discussed more extensively.


|Nomen= is the full name (in latin!) of the author, like Marcus Tullius Cicero or Gulielmus Shakesperius, and returns it in bold (Marcus Tullius Cicero). If the parameter is not compiled, the template will return the name of the page, without the Scriptor: label.


IndicisNomen= is the name under which the page is cathegorized, like Cicero, Marcus Tullius or Shakesperius, Gulielmus. If not compiled, the template will cathegorize the page under the author's full name, wich can be appropriate in some cases (like in the case of Arnobius) but clearly wrong in others (like in the case of Gulielmus Shakesperius, which sould be categorized under Shakesperius, not under Gulielmus!). Therefore to compile this parameter is strongly recommended, if not mandatory. The template will also add the appropriate category of the alphabetical index, based on the first letter of IndicisNomen (so, in the case of IndicisNomen=Cicero, Marcus Tullius, it will add Categoria:Scriptor-C).


Alias= allows to insert other name(s) under which the author is known, if need be; it will be inserted inside brakets, before the dates of birth and death. It accepts standard wiki markup, so to specify, for instance, the english name of Gulielmus Shakesperius:
Alias= anglice '''William Shakespeare'''
will return
Gulielmus Shakesperius (anglice William Shakespeare; 23 aprilis 1564...


Munera= is to insert the author's main jobs, occupations or positions. Examples are poeta (poet), philosophus (philosopher), rerum gestarum scriptor (historian) and so on; see here for a complete list. If the parameter is not compiled, the template will (try to) retrieve the occupations from wikidata, but it is recommended to compile it anyway, because a) not all possible occupations yet have a Latin translation on Wikidata, so they could be visualized in english, and b) some author have a very long list of values for the occupation statement on Wikidata, not all of which are pertinent for Wikisource. The template will also add the occupations categories, based on this parameter and also on wikidata values, so if you write Munera=poeta, and see the page categorized in Poetae but also in Philosophi, don't worry, this means that the author has a Philosopher statement on wikidata :).

Please note that the country of citizenship is specified by the following parameter, so please do not add country's adjectives (like Romanus) in this section, or it will be displayed twice!


Natio= is to insert the author's country of cityzenship; it accepts either the country names (Roma antiqua,Italia, Anglia...) or the correspondding adjective (Romanus, Italicus, Anglicus...); see the table on the bottom for a full overview. This parameter too, as munera, will display wikidata's country statement if left blank, but, again as for munera, it is recommended to compile it, because many authors lack this statement on wikidata, or it is too specific to be of use on latin wikisource. The template will also add the country category, based on this parameter.


PostNatio= allows to add additional informations to be displayed after the citizenship adjective. As an example, for Thomas Aquinas,

|Munera = theologus
|Natio = Italia
|PostNatio = , doctor atque sanctus ecclesiae

will return

theologus Italicus, doctor atque sanctus ecclesiae


the template automatically adds the image in the corresponding statement on Wikidata. A different image can be chosen, anyway, with the |NomenImago= parameter, if need be.

What about dates of birth and death?[recensere]

There is no need to specify the dates of birth/death in the template, since they are automatically retrived from wikidata

"Quaeso nexum Wikidata adde"[recensere]

if the author's page is not connected to wikidata, the template will only return the author's name, occupations (if any) and the alert


in this case, please go to Wikidata, find the corresponding item (in 99% of cases, a Latin author will already have an item) and connect it by putting Scriptor:Whatever in the corresponding Wikisource box; than come back to Scriptor:Whatever, and refresh the page (if nothing changes, try a null edit).


Below is a table of the accepted parameters for each country, to be used in the Natio= section. To propose suggestions, additions or changes to this list, please write about it in the Scriptorium

Parameter Country Dispayed as Category
anglia or anglicus England Anglicus Categoria:Scriptores Angliae
austria or austriacus Austria Austriacus Categoria:Scriptores Austriae
belgica or belgicus Belgium Belgicus Categoria:Scriptores Belgicae
brasilianus or brasiliae Brazil Brasilianus Categoria:Scriptores Brasiliae
cambria or cambricus Wales Cambricus Categoria:Scriptores Cambriae
canada or canadensis Canada Canadensis Categoria:Scriptores Canadae
canada or canadensis Canada Canadensis Categoria:Scriptores Canadae
cechia or cechus or bohemia or bohemus Czech Bohemus Categoria:Scriptores Cechiae
america or civitates foederetae or americanus USA Americanus Categoria:Scriptores Civitatum Foederatarum
croatia or croatus or dalmatia or dalmata Croatia Croatus Categoria:Scriptores Croatiae
dania or danicus Denmark Danicus Categoria:Scriptores Daniae
francia or francicus or francogallicus or gallicus France Francicus Categoria:Scriptores Franciae
germania or germanicus Germany Germanicus Categoria:Scriptores Germaniae
graecia or graecus Greece Graecus Categoria:Scriptores Graeciae
constantinopolis or constantinopolitanus or Byzantinus Greece Byzantinus Categoria:Scriptores Graeciae
helvetia or helveticus Switzerland Helveticus Categoria:Scriptores Helvetiae
hispania or hispanicus Spain Hispanicus Categoria:Scriptores Hispaniae
hibernia or hibernicus or eriugena or eriugenus Ireland Hibernicus Categoria:Scriptores Hiberniae
hungaria or hungaricus Hungary Hungaricus Categoria:Scriptores Hungariae
irania or iranianus or persia or persianus Iran Persicus Categoria:Scriptores Iraniae
italia or italicus Italy Italicus Categoria:Scriptores Italiae
lituania or lituanicus Lithuania Lituanicus Categoria:Scriptores Lituaniae
moldavia or moldavicus Moldavia Moldavicus Categoria:Scriptores Moldaviae
nederlandia or batavia or nederlandicus or batavus Nederland Nederlandicus Categoria:Scriptores Nederlandiae
polonia or polonus or polonicus Poland Polonicus Categoria:Scriptores Poloniae
roma or romanus or latinus Ancient Rome Romanus Categoria:Scriptores Romae antiquae
russia or russicus or ruthenia or ruthenicus Russia Russicus Categoria:Scriptores Russiae
scotia or scotus Scotland Scotus Categoria:Scriptores Scotiae
suecia or suecicus Sweden Suecicus Categoria:Scriptores Sueciae