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  1. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Plague of Athens ( Ancient Greek: Λοιμὸς τῶν Ἀθηνῶν, Loimos tôn Athênôn) was an epidemic that devastated the city-state of Athens in ancient Greece during the second year (430 BC) of the Peloponnesian War when an Athenian victory still seemed within reach. The plague killed an ...

    • Peloponnesian War

      In 430 BC, an outbreak of a plague hit Athens. The plague...

    • Background

      Sparta and its allies, with the exception of Corinth, were...

    • Social implications

      Accounts of the Athenian plague graphically describe the...

    • Symptoms

      According to Thucydides, the Plague of Athens, the illness...

    • Possible causes

      Historians have long tried to identify the disease behind...

  2. Plague of Athens. The Plague of Athens was an epidemic which hit the city-state of Athens in ancient Greece during the second year of the Peloponnesian War ( 430 BC ), when an Athenian victory still seemed possible. Many historians believe that it entered Athens through Piraeus, the city's port and sole source of food and supplies.

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    • Cause of The Plague of Athens
    • War Outcomes
    • Questionable Claim in "Typhoid Fever" Section
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    • Typhus, Typhoid
    • Questions., and Preventions?

    Please list below concerns or issues which led to the placement of the clean up tag. Thank you. WBardwin02:05, 9 January 2006 (UTC) 1. I've made a few recent clean ups -- as have other editors since January. Does anyone have specific concerns at this point? Any direction the article needs to go? Let's plan on removing the tag soon. Discussion welcome. WBardwin06:27, 23 April 2006 (UTC) 1. No comments received. Removing tag. WBardwin20:29, 4 May 2006 (UTC)

    The cause appears to have been typhoid fever. First paragraph of article: Athens, Greece, January 23, 2006 – Scientists have for many years debated the cause of the Plague of Athens. Analysis carried out by Manolis Papagrigorakis and colleagues using DNA collected from teeth from an ancient Greek burial pit points to typhoid fever as the disease responsible for this devastating epidemic. The study appears on the online version of The International Journal of Infectious Diseases (IJID) published by Elsevier on behalf of the International Society for Infectious Diseases. 69.6.162.16002:51, 24 January 2006 (UTC)Brian Pearson Here is another example of where Wikipedia trumps more 'official' resources. I am going off of the Encyclopedia Britannica 2006 for this project, and supplementing with Wikipedia where appropriate, and it is great to find more current information here. Joey02:15, 19 February 2006 (UTC)

    The hastily written section on the plague's effect on the outcome of the war as well as the reference to the eventual Macedon conquest is pretty lame. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.144.143.69 (talk) 16:33, 30 April 2009 (UTC)

    Bottom paragraph in section begins:"As Typhoid is most commonly transmitted through poor hygiene habits and public sanitation conditions, it is an unlikely cause of a widespread plague, emerging in Africa and moving into the Greek city states, as reported by Thucydides." (Emphasismine.) Much other information in this article indicates that typhoid would be more likely rather than unlikely under those transmission conditions, at least in overcrowded, war-torn Athens, but the sentence cites no authority one can check so, unless someone objects I suggest we draw the conclusion consistent with the evidence and logic, rather than this one, or delete it as original research, or find a reliable source. Meanwhile I will change "As Typhoid" to "As typhoid" since the disease name is not a proper name. —Blanchette (talk) 07:00, 4 March 2014 (UTC) 1. Added "[clarification needed]" tag as Athens was certainly subject to unsanitary conditions at this time and the African origin issue is not expla...

    I thought I would clarify, given the recent edit history of this article, that this article is not copied from the New World Encyclopedia page that was referenced. In fact, the New World Encyclopedia entry is a revised version of this article and it says so at the bottom of the page. It states, "New World Encyclopedia editors rewrote and completed the Wikipedia article in accordance with New World Encyclopedia standards. --Katolophyromai (talk) 14:14, 28 September 2017 (UTC)

    Changing “It is believed to have entered Athens through Piraeus, the city's port and sole source of food and supplies.” in the first paragraph to “The Plague killed about 75,000 to 100,000 people and is believed to have entered Athens through Piraeus, the city's port and sole source of food and supplies.”Changing “ He writes of a disease coming from Ethiopia and passing through Egypt and Libya into the Greek world” to “He writes of a disease originating in Ethiopia and spreading throughout the Mediterranean and eventually into the Greek World”Add Section “Symptoms”, “According to Thucydides, these are the symptoms of the Plague that hit Athens Thucydides also describes how the illness began in the head and worked its way throughout the entirety of the body." — Preceding unsigned comment added by FasteningLlama9 (talk • contribs) 21:12, 21 October 2019 (UTC)

    This article seems to get confused between typhus and typhoid fever. PatGallacher (talk) 22:37, 28 February 2020 (UTC)

    Theres no information on how you prevent it, Its like they didnt even try to research or make face coverings such as masks and this is really confusing. They didnt even try back then. Hyper1 5 (talk) 19:35, 20 May 2021 (UTC)

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