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Exegesis of the Sources for Ancient Greek History

Esegesi delle fonti per la storia greca

History

Exegesis of the Sources for Ancient Greek History


Coordinator: Dr. Maddalena Luisa Zunino

History

Exegesis of the Sources for Ancient Greek History


Coordinator: Dr. Maddalena Luisa Zunino

Esegesi delle fonti per la storia greca

The purpose is to reassert the need for a methodologically rigorous interpretation of written sources, both literary and epigraphic, for those who deal with the reconstruction (in a broad sense) of ancient Greek civilisation. The understanding of a text (and of its author's intentions) is, in fact, based on its proper contextualisation according to its genre, the place and time of its composition, also in a constant dialogue with other types of sources (such as the archaeological sources); but, first of all, it is based on the absolute respect for its wording, in order to search for new – even unexpected – meanings.