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Who did the Plague of Athens affect?

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Who did the Plague of Athens affect?

The Plague of Athens (5th c. BCE):

The Plague of Athens was a deadly epidemic caused by an unknown but highly lethal pathogen during the 5th century BCE. Though still unknown, the likeliest candidates were plague, smallpox, or typhus.

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The Plague of Athens affected most of North Africa, what is now the Middle East, and the majority of the ancient Mediterranean world. The ancient...

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Peloponnesian War and Thucydides

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Chapter 3 / Lesson 4
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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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