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Introducing the Classical world
Introducing the Classical world

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2.3 Ancient sources

As you have seen, exploring the Classical world is an interdisciplinary pursuit. Perhaps the most immediately obvious aspect of this interdisciplinary approach is that you will confront different kinds of ancient sources, often simultaneously, since one of them by itself may not be sufficient for answering a particular question you may have. Quite apart from whether a source is ancient or modern, the different disciplines that make up Classical Studies use different kinds of source material. Each of them has different characteristics, which you will need to keep in mind when working with them. The following list is not exhaustive, but it should include most of what you might expect to encounter in a course on the Classical world.