Talk:Basilica

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Re reversal of changes[change source]

These are the chnges that I reversed.

A basilica is a large, important church with aisles and long rows of columns. The word can also be used for an Ancient Roman building that was used for law and meetings. The word basilica is Latin which was taken from the Greek Basiliké Stoà.

Now days the word is used in three ways:

An Ancient Roman basilica People who write about architecture often use the word "basilica" to mean any church building that is shaped like an Ancient Roman basilica. The Roman Catholic church use the word "basilica" to mean a large important church that has been given the right to use that name, by the pope. Only some large important churches have this right.

Reasons for reversal

  • The term basilica is used more commonly as a title than as an architectural description. Many churches which have the right to be known as a basilica are not the traditional basilica shape eg the Church of St Frances at Assisi
  • "Nowadays" is the correct form. "Now days" is not a proper English expression.

Amandajm (talk) 15:42, 20 July 2008 (UTC)