Like the epigraphic corpora, collections of inscriptions are fundamental reference works for the study of Ancient History. They present selective sets of inscriptions organized by categories, covering different aspects of the political and social life of the ancient Greeks [see indicatively the value of the work of W. Dittenberger, Sylloge Inscriptionum Graecarum, 3rd ed., Leipzig 1915-1924]. Such a work with representative epigraphic material from Macedonia would serve both teaching and research needs. While Μargaritis Demitsas’ pioneering work Η Μακεδονία εν λίθοις φθεγγομένοις και μνημείοις σωζομένοις, Athens 1896 [repr. Institute for Balkan Studies (ΙΜΧΑ) 1988] has lost nothing of its value, it is structured in a different way (its collection of all the then known inscriptions from Macedonia is organized by cities) and is in any case now outdated. Μ. Β. Hatzopoulos’ Macedonian Institutions under the Kings. II. Epigraphic Appendix, Μeletemata 22, Athens 1996, while complete and impeccably presented, is limited thematically and chronologically, for it contains only inscriptions (not translated) relating to the period of the monarchy and pertaining almost exclusively to the political history and administration of the Macedonian kingdom. The third research team (RΤ3) has thus been charged with compiling a collection of inscriptions from ancient Macedonia spanning the Classical, Hellenistic and Roman periods and covering as many aspects of the history of the area as possible.