Talk:Caesarea

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Shouldn't this article be called something like Caesarea Palaestina or Caesarea Maritima, as to differentiate it from all the others, of which at least Caesarea Cappadociae and the Antiochian Caesarea are also worth of notice? Iuliana 09:44, March 17, 2011 (UTC)

This article is written around the Caesarea of Christian antiquity, of Eusebius and other Christians. Alternate names that may apply to this site are mentioned in the article. If there are other name variations, they could be added. There may be other towns and cities that incorporate Caesarea in their names, but unless they have some significant relation with Orthodox Christianity or this site, some other wiki, such as Wikipedia, would be a more meaningful venue. Wsk 21:17, April 2, 2011 (UTC)
I agree about the "Orthodoxy relevance" criterion. Yet there are several Caesareas that fit the bill apart from this (e.g. Caesarea Philippi, which is also a biblical reference, and the abovementioned Cappadocian one, seat of St Basil the Great, and Pisidia, home of many Christian martyrs). I know this naming issue is really unimportant, but, for the sake of argument, here is my reasoning: I often find myself geographically confused when I read about "Caesarea" in various Orthodox sources. In almost never know which is referred to. I'm thinking there were a great many "Caesarea", and that maybe we should mention this, so as to draw a clear distinction and avoid all confusions. For example, in one article about w:Caesarea_Philippi, Wikipedians appears to say that Eusebius was a bishop of Caesarea Philippi, not of Caesarea Palestina (I have no idea if that's right or wrong). Finally (again for the sake of argument), the corresponding wikipedia article on w:Caesarea refers to the modern town, while the ancient town near it is referred to as w:Caesarea Maritima.
P.S. I'm not arguing in favour of creating articles about all these towns, I'm all for referring directly to their respective articles on Wikipedia. Iuliana 02:02, April 3, 2011 (UTC)
I understand your intent, particularly with the often confusing use of names, locations, and such. Knowing that I, I try to be clear. But, not being completely knowledgeable I may often slip up. As you imply the sources, particularly on the web, can be confusing. This being a wiki, if you can add, change, or otherwise improve the articles, please add to them, and if you do, please include references to sources. We would like Orthodoxwiki to be the best reference on the web. Wsk 12:29, April 3, 2011 (UTC)
Another thought. To explain the differing "Caesareas", an additional section could be added to this aticle in which short explanations could be made about the "conflicting" locations. Wsk 12:38, April 3, 2011 (UTC)
I did as you recommended and sketched something in a different sectionhere. Sorry for the delay. I included the links to the Wikipedia articles for the history of those respective cities. I hope it's ok like this. Iuliana 18:37, August 10, 2011 (UTC)
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