• What is it? What kind of source is it? Identify the genre. How would you classify it? And, is it an excerpt from a larger work? What is this larger work? Is it part of a chronicle? A philosophical treatise? A court record? A letter? A sermon? A law code? What is the usual purpose of this kind of source? To describe contemporary events? To govern behavior? To articulate abstract principles?
• Who wrote it? Who composed the work? What was his/her profession? Social standing?
• What language was it written in?
• When was it written?
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