How did the Plague of Athens affect the body?


How did the Plague of Athens affect the body?

Plague of Athens:

The Plague of Athens was an deadly epidemic which occurred in the 5th century BCE, caused by a still unknown disease. The ancient Greek historian Thucydides, a survivor of the disease himself, provided a detailed account of the symptoms people experienced.

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According to Thucydides, the main symptoms experienced by people who contracted the pathogen were high fevers, inflammation, red or swollen eyes, sore...

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Peloponnesian War and Thucydides


Chapter 3 / Lesson 4

This lecture covers the Peloponnesian War. First we enumerate the causes of the war. Then we examine Pericles' plan to win it. We see how Pericles' plan eventually fell apart and how the Athenians struggled without leadership until their eventual destruction at the hands of the Spartans.

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