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THUCYDIDES, APOLLO, THE PLAGUE, AND THE WAR

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This article examines Thucydides' treatment of the cause of the plague, its connection with the Spartans, and Apollo. Thucydides situates references to the plague in various contexts in the narrative, beginning with his account of the suprahuman catastrophes that occurred during the war (1.23) that are woven through the narrative in a seriatim argument that serves methodologically to demonstrate the possibility that Apollo brought the plague to Athens. His method clarifies the positioning of ...

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10.1353/ajp.2013.0031

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Classics Faculty
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Author
Journal:
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHILOLOGY More from this journal
Volume:
134
Issue:
3
Pages:
355-382
Publication date:
2013-01-01
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EISSN:
1086-3168
ISSN:
0002-9475
Language:
English
Pubs id:
pubs:384669
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uuid:b5d13a93-86fd-4758-8304-534a337f0912
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pubs:384669
Source identifiers:
384669
Deposit date:
2013-11-16

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