What was the Plague of Athens called?

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What was the Plague of Athens called?

Plague of Athens:

The Plague of Athens was one of the first recorded epidemics in human history. The causal illness, still unknown today, killed a vast amount of people throughout the ancient Mediterranean world in the 5th century BCE.

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Originally, the Plague of Athens was referred to as Loimos ton Athenon, which means the "Plague of Athens" in the Ancient Greek language....

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Peloponnesian War and Thucydides

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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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