The Importance Of Life In 5th Century Athens

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There are a lot of limitations to these sources, such as that there is little real evidence of what life in 5th century Athens was really like except for artefacts that have been kept in the British museum and crumbled ruins. Parts of the acropolis are able to be found in the museum and some are left standing in Greece today. However it is almost impossible to depict the stories of the buildings as they are terrible damaged but from close observations stories have been carefully pieced together. There are many historians who have a huge interest in the classical world. Historian, Herodotus was not actually around during 5th century athens however the information would have been passed down which makes it unreiable as he was not there in person to make sure that the facts were true. A historican that was present in 5th century Athens whas Thurydides, however he was incredibly biased as he loved Pericles. …show more content…
He was the man who retold Pericles funeral oration. Although we have transcripts of Pericles funeral oration there are few to no pictures. 5th century Athens was not well documented and most information that we know today has been passed down by gernerations of people. There are no maps from 5th century Athens with makes it difficult to have a complete understanding of the way the Greece was. They also had no known plans or in depth detail about the building of the Parthenon. With the help of hisorians we are able to interpret what life in 5th century Athens could have been like. Ancient and modern Athens are two highly respected and valued cities around much of the

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