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Livius.org Articles on ancient history The Plague Among the most famous parts of Thucydides History of the Peloponnesian War is his account of the plague that killed nearly a third of the Athenian population in the summer of 430 and caused greater loss of human life than the rest of the Archidamian War. (A mass
Ancient History Blog Home About Ancient History That Doesn't Suck The Plague of Athens- The Illness that helped end the Peloponnesian War By: The Scribe on Friday, April 8, 2011 There have been many plagues that have rocked the world throughout the past. Some plagues, like the Black Death that killed as much as h
The Plague of Athens Login | Register Art Geography Time Periods Mythology Olympics People Wars Culture & Society Recommend this site The Plague of Athens by christos1 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 430-429
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The Plague of Athens was an epidemic which devastated the city-state of Athens in ancient Greece during the second year of the Peloponnesian War BCE) when an Athenian victory still seemed within reach. It is believed to have entered Athens through Piraeus , the citys port and sole source of food and supplies. Much of t
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