Historical Geography and Cartography of ancient Macedonia

This is an elective course that introduces the concept of Macedonian geographic space and the historical procedures of its formation. The syllabus focuses on introducing students to the key concepts of the procedure of integration of geographical areas to the Macedonian empire (conquest, population changes, annexation) and the understanding of distinctions between the royal country and the Macedonian country, between subjects and allies. Furthermore, it aims to acquaint students to the concept of borders not only between Macedonia and other states but also within the kingdom as well as the depiction of Macedonia in maps and the geographic literature of the late Archaic, Medieval and Contemporary periods. Finally, the students are introduced to methods of identifying ancient with modern geographic terms and using literary, archaeological, epigraphic and numismatic sources for this purpose.