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The plague of Athens

Thomas Sprat

The plague of Athens

which hapened in the second year of the Peloponnesian war. First described in Greek, by Thucydides; then in Latin by Lucretius. Since attempted in English by ... Thomas Lord Bishop of Rochester.

by Thomas Sprat

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Published by printed and sold by H. Hills in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

SeriesEighteenth century -- reel 1871, no. 02.
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Pagination24p.
Number of Pages24
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16974564M

Thucydides on the Athenian Plague of B.C. The following description of the Athenian Plague is from The History of the Peloponnesian War of Thucydides, trans. David Grene, (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, ), pp In the very beginning of summer the Peloponnesians and their confederates, with two-thirds of their forces as before, invaded .   The Plague of Athens /30 BCE You will be aware that the world is currently freaking out because of a pathogen that has done the global rounds. At time of writing some nations have mobilised an aggressive response to the contagion (China), some an almost completely passive one (Britain), and some a bizarrely racist one.

  The Greek historian Thucydides (c. BCE) describes an actual plague in the second book of his monumental (and seminal) History of the Peloponnesian War. In the late fifth century BCE, the. Plague narratives. About years after the Iliad, or thereabouts, plague is the centrepiece of two great classical Athenian works – Sophocles’ Oedipus the King, and Book 2 of Thucydides’ History of the Peloponnesian War.

The plague of Athens, in BC, is said to be the first recorded epidemic the world experienced. The Greek historian Thucydides told, in his writing, "History of the Peloponnesian War," the story of a lethal contagion which afflicted the Athenians while they were under siege by the Spartans. What The Great Historian Thucydides Saw In Athens’ Plague—And Our Own Although it is genuinely awful, when measured against the plague that beset Athens in the early years of the Peloponnesian.


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Literally, and in its narrowest meaning, it refers to the great plague that hit Athens and cost it perhaps as much as a third of its population and this is in fact the title of the book’s fifth chapter (out of a total of twenty)/5(40). Jennifer Roberts' "The Plague of War" is a very informative history of warfare in ancient Greece.

She covers what we now call the Peloponnesian War, essentially a period of warfare between Athens, Sparta, and their allies/5. The History Of The Plague Of Athens Paperback – Ma by Thucydides (Creator) › Visit Amazon's Thucydides Page. Find all the books, read about the author, and more.

See search results for this author. Are you an author. Learn about Author Central Author: Thucydides. Modern day evidence of the plague of Athens.

The first real evidence supporting the writings of Thucydides, about the plague of Athens, did not come to light untilwhen a mass grave, together with hundreds of tombs, dated at around BC were discovered a little way outside Athens’ ancient Kerameikos cemetery.

The Plague of Athens is treated by Thucydides in the same way as the war with careful attention to the recording of empirical detail without suggesting any reasons for the epidemic. His purpose is entirely instructive in the hope that future generations would be able to learn from the lessons of the : Joshua J.

Mark. Written by Katherine Kennedy, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Throughout history, civilization has overcome natural and manmade challenges and adversities.

Our histories are riddled with accounts of famines, wars, pestilences, and of course, plagues. One such instance was the Plague of Athen. The Great Plague of Athens wrote the first chapter in the end of Athenian democracy, but we do not need to accept its fate. The best thing about the past is that it can be our instructor, even if.

Despite Thucydides detailed descriptions, until recently scholars have been unable to come to a consensus of which disease (or diseases) caused the Plague of Athens.

Molecular investigations published in (Papagrigorakis et al.) have pinpointed typhus or typhus with a combination of other diseases. The History of the Plague of Athens book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Excerpt from The History of the Plague of AthensRefe /5.

Hate and Compassion from the Plague of Athens to AIDS. Samuel K. Cohn, Jr. A study of the history of epidemics, stretching from the 5th century BCE to the Ebola crisis. Challenges the dominant hypothesis that epidemics invariably provoke hatred, blaming of the "other", and victimizing bearers of epidemic diseases.

Thucydides’ Plague of Athens and Sophocles’ Epidemic The plague that is described in Oedipus Rex could possibly be related to the plague that struck Athens in – bc (11), the primary source for which is the papers of historian Thucydides (where he refers to an epidemic that has been named the plague of Athens) (5).

The Plague of Athens Narratives About years after the Iliad, or thereabouts, plague is the centerpiece of two great classical Athenian works – Sophocles’ Oedipus the King, and Book 2 of Thucydides’ History of the Peloponnesian : Ancient-Origins.

By investigating thousands of descriptions of epidemics reaching back before the fifth-century-BCE Plague of Athens to the distrust and violence that erupted with Ebola inEpidemics challenges a dominant hypothesis in the study of epidemics, that invariably across time and space, epidemics provoked hatred, blaming of the 'other', and victimizing bearers of.

Description: The great plague of Athens that began in BCE had an enormous effect on the imagination of its literary artists and on the social imagination of the city as a whole. Plague narratives About years after the Iliad, or thereabouts, plague is the centrepiece of two great classical Athenian works – Sophocles’ Oedipus the King, and Book 2 of Thucydides’ History.

Plague narratives About years after the Iliad, or thereabouts, plague is the centrepiece of two great classical Athenian works – Sophocles’ Oedipus the King, and Book 2 of Thucydides’ History of the Peloponnesian : Tasos Kokkinidis. Book II Chapter VII.

Second Year of the War - The Plague of Athens - Position and Policy of Pericles - Fall of Potidaea From Internet Classics Archive.

Such was the funeral that took place during this winter, with which the first year of the war came to an end. Book Vi - Part 04 - The Plague Athens by such a manner of disease twas suchMortal miasma in Cecropian landsWhilom reduced the plains to dead mens bones.

Page5/5. The plague of Athens: epidemiology and paleopathology. Littman RJ(1). Author information: (1)Department of Languages and Literatures of Europe and the Americas, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI, USA.

[email protected] In BC, a plague struck the city of Athens, which was then under siege by Sparta during the Peloponnesian War ( BC).Cited by: Plague narratives About years after the Iliad, or thereabouts, plague is the centrepiece of two great classical Athenian works – Sophocles’ Oedipus the King, and Book 2 of Thucydides’ History of the Peloponnesian War.

Athens as a state was unprepared to meet the challenge of that plague. Thucydides describes the futility of any human response: Appeals to the gods and the work of doctors – who died in droves.Remarkably, Thucydides is the only ancient author who describes the late-5th c.

BC plague in Athens (, ). The word “plague” is somewhat ambiguous, as it can be used to describe an epidemic generally, or the specific disease known as (bubonic) plague .The History of the Peloponnesian War By Thucydides Written B.C.E Translated by Richard Crawley and the laws, particularly such as regard the protection of the injured, whether they are actually on the statute book, or belong to that code which, The Plague of Athens - Position and Policy of Pericles.