The historical sources (written sources, inscriptions, coins)
This is a core introductory course dealing with the approach to the historical sources of Ancient Macedonia. The aim of the syllabus is to familiarize students with ancient authors’ publications that explore the history of Macedonia and especially those authors that are not usually cited. In addition, students will study publications of excavations and surface surveys, the epigraphic and numismatic corpora of Macedonia and the various types of Macedonian epigraphs and coins.
Students will become acquainted with assessing the validity of different sources. Furthermore, students will be taught about methods of evaluating and combining sources in order to extract historical conclusions and to compose historical narratives.