Abstract / Description of output
The term mnemones means literally “remembrancers” and straddles the transition between orality and literacy in the Greek world, indicating a figure and a magistracy that was first connected with remembering orally transmitted information, laws, agreements, but became later connected with the creation and management of written records and archives. Evidence for this magistracy in its archival functions is found in the Greek world from the fifth to the first century BCE.
Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)
- written law