How was the Plague of Athens lifted?


How was the Plague of Athens lifted?

Plague of Athens:

In the 5th century BCE, a deadly epidemic swept throughout the ancient world, killing a vast amount of people before dissipating. Thucydides, a Greek historian who lived during the period, and also survived the disease, provided the most detailed record of what occurred.

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The Plague of Athens abated through natural environmental and biological processes, due to the fact that people who lived during this era lacked the...

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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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