CLST 102 Lecture 1: WEEK 1

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Written: inscriptions laws, decrees, literary works historical works or other genres, contemporary or later than events. Stories: past is used to explain the present meaning that past could be shaped in a way to meet the present circumstances and events, fifth century as the division point. Three major sources of athenian history (use explanations from the beginning of all history to define the present) Herodotus (not athenian) narrated the war against persia of 490 and 480-479. Xenophon (an athenian military man) after thucydides" death, xenophon continued the narrative of the rest of the peloponnesian war and of the political upheaval in athens immediately after the end of the war in 404. High usage of political comedy satirical act against politicians. Athenians liked to put things on stones in public so that everyone knows the rules. Source of a different story of athens" past from written sources. Reveals something of what was being built or made from non-perishable materials.

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