Copyright

Where did the Plague of Athens originate?

Question:

Where did the Plague of Athens originate?

Plague of Athens:

The Plague of Athens was an epidemic which occurred during the 5th century BC, caused by an unknown but extremely virulent pathogen which killed a vast number of people in the ancient world.

Answer and Explanation:

Become a Study.com member to unlock this answer! Create your account

View this answer

According to the ancient Greek historian Thucydides, who was a contemporary of the outbreak (and also a survivor), the plague originated in Ethiopia,...

See full answer below.


Learn more about this topic:

Loading...
Peloponnesian War and Thucydides

from

Chapter 3 / Lesson 4
25K

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.


Related to this Question

Explore our homework questions and answers library