Plague of Athens

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  • Elsa Bouchard (University of Montreal)

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The beginning of the Peloponnesian War was marked by a violent epidemic that ravaged the population of Attica. The exact nature of the disease is unknown.

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Bouchard, Elsa. "Plague of Athens". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2010
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=11226, accessed 16 April 2014.]