Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: The Peloponesian War.

  • The Plague of Athens

    Nobody knows what the plague of Athens was. Was it bubonic plague? Was it a viral infection? Speculations have abounded for centuries. In the first days of summer the Lacedemonians and their allies sat down and laid waste the country. Not many days after their arrival the plague first began to show itself among the…