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Unformatted text preview: III. Sources and evidence A. Literary: Greek and Roman historians, e.g. Plutarch (c. A.D. 50-120); his sources: 1. Official documents, e.g. Annales Maximi ["Greatest Annals"; from annus = year; cf. annual]; Gallic sack of Rome (390 B.C.) 2. Family archives and historians; their biases 3. Early Greek and Roman historians; their limitations B. Auxiliary disciplines 1. Archaeology ; UT's excavations at Metaponto (southern Italy), Crimea (Ukraine), and Pylos (Greece); Institute of Nautical Archaeology at A&M 2. Inscriptions (epigraphy); lapidary 3. Coins (numismatics): EID MAR = Ides of March ; but who looks at coins and bills: Annuit Coeptis , Novus Ordo Seclorum IV. Conclusion: how to use and interpret this evidence; cultural history vs. political and institutional history...
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