Plague of athens the plague of athens was a devastating epidemic which hit the city-state of athens in ancient greece during the second year of the. Author information: (1)department of languages and literatures of europe and the americas, university of hawaii, honolulu, hi, usa [email protected] in 430 bc, a. Although this was not the most important plague in history in terms of mortality, thucydides, as one of the fathers of history has made his description one of the. The plague of ancient athens, while extremely devastating, was not the most deadly plague to occur during the ancient time period however it is very interesting due. Plague of athens (430 bc) peloponnesian war between athens and sparta plague lasted 3 years killed ~25% of athens population including pericles likely typhoid. Articles on 5th century bc, including: plague of athens, 5th century bc in poetry, classical greece, greece in 5th century bc, carthaginian iberia, li, 作者. The plague of athens the plague of athens occurred during the early years of the peloponnesian war the first outbreak was in the summer of 430-429bc which lasted.
Transactions of the american philological association 122 (1992) 271-304 epidemiology of the plague of athens david m morens, md robert j littman. New article: the plague at athens, 430-427 bce in the 2nd year of the peloponnesian war , 430 bce, an outbreak of plague erupted in athens the illness. The comments were made by university of michigan professor, powel kazanji, who says the symptoms displayed during the plague of athens were similar to that caused by. Plague in the ancient world: a study from thucydides to justinian 112 until november of 1996, there had been no discovery of a plague pit in athens. Our goals were to clarify whether the plague described in oedipus rex reflects an actual historical event to compare it with the plague of athens. The plague of war: athens, sparta, and the struggle for ancient greece by jennifer t roberts oxford university press, 448pp, £2000 isbn 9780199996643.
Plague of athens the plague of athens was an epidemic that devastated the city-state of athens in ancient greece during the second year of the peloponnesian war (430. As the athenian historian thucydides first pointed out in his account of the great plague of athens during the late 5th century bce, the social effects of epidemics. The plague of athens - free download as word doc (doc / docx), pdf file (pdf), text file (txt) or read online for free hi. Start studying the plague of athens learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools.
A fact from plague of athens appeared on wikipedia's main page in the did you know column on 10 may 2005 the text of the entry was as follows: did you know. Please take over this page and apply to be editor-in-chief for this topic: there can be one or more than one editor-in-chief you may also apply to be an associate. An earlier version of this paper was delivered at a meeting of the pybus club, university of newcastle upon tyne, on 12 may 1977 i should like to record here my debt. In 430 bc, an outbreak of plague in the ancient greek city of athens that killed its victims in seven to nine days may have been ebola, some scientists studying the.
No one knows what caused the plague of athens in the 5th century bc one popular theory is ebola—but to discover the source of an outbreak millennia after the fact. The section from thucydides' history of the peloponnesian war on the deadly plague that killed so many in athens.
The plague of athens was an epidemic that devastated the city-state of athens in ancient greece during the second year of the peloponnesian war (430 bc. The great plague of athens 211 social pathology, and sought in his account of the peloponnesian war to depict as accurately and objectivelyas possible the true. A plague so great as this, and so dreadful a calamity, in human memory could not be paralleled this passage comes courtesy of the greek historian thucydides in one. Abstract in 430 bc, a plague struck the city of athens, which was then under siege by sparta during the peloponnesian war (431-404 bc) in the next 3 years, most of. The plague among the most attica, and never entering peloponnese (not at least to an extent worth noticing), committed its worst ravages at athens, and next to.
Mount sinai journal of medicine76:456-467, 2009 456 the plague of athens: epidemiology and paleopathology robert j. More than 2,000 years ago, a plague gripped the greek city of athens ultimately, as much as a third of the population succumbed and the devastation, which helped. In a way they did -- when they forced the athenians to batten down the hatchet if you will for a long period as the spartans surrounded the city that caused over.