Template talk:Ancient Greek religion

Would it be possible to create an alternative version of this, to appear at the bottom of articles. I don't find that the template in this form, very text-heavy and somewhat dull, improves the visual attractiveness of articles. For example, on Greek temple, it has definitely replaced a more appealing design, and also forced a re-introduction of the long contents table with no text beside.

An example would be this:

athinaios | Talk 04:06, 30 June 2008 (UTC)

many problems

I find this template bizarre. Just to take the first heading, "Doctrines"--the notion that Greek religion had doctrines would be surprising to many people who study it; Greek religion(s) was not about belief, but action. To see orthopraxy, reciprocity, and virtue placed in the same category also seems strange--these concepts seem to belong to different classes of things. Hubris, while an important subject, is not a doctrine--it's an action or a mental disposition.

I don't have a good suggestion for fixing the template. I don't think there are articles corresponding to the topics I would include in the template--e.g. prayer, oracles, festivals (each article would need to be specific to Greece and so would probably follow the "X in ancient Greece" format). But as the template stands it's misleading about the nature of Greek religion and the relative importance of topics within it. --Akhilleus (talk) 03:24, 16 September 2008 (UTC)

I think you are correct. Maybe "Doctrines" could be "Aspects". I agree about orthopraxy, reciprocity, and virtue needing its own category. I'm not sure what would be the best for that either. Maybe "Concepts"? --151.201.149.209 (talk) 00:36, 29 September 2008 (UTC)
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