Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Thucydites

  • 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.   Plague in an Ancient City (Plague of Athens), c.1652-1654 Michiel Sweerts In the first days of summer the Lacedemonians and their allies sat down and laid waste the country. Not many days…