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Thucydides, The History Of The Peloponnesian War, 2.57-2.58


nanDuring the whole time that the Peloponnesians were in Attica and the Athenians on the expedition in their ships, men kept dying of the plague both in the armament and in Athens. Indeed it was actually asserted that the departure of the Peloponnesians was hastened by fear of the disorder; as they heard from deserters that it was in the city, and also could see the burials going on. 2 Yet in this invasion they remained longer than in any other, and ravaged the whole country, for they were about forty days in Attica.


nannan, During the whole time that the Peloponnesians were in Attica and the Athenians on the expedition in their ships, men kept dying of the plague both in the armament and in Athens . Indeed it was actually asserted that the departure of the Peloponnesians was hastened by fear of the disorder; as they heard from deserters that it was in the city, and also could see the burials going on. ,Yet in this invasion they remained longer than in any other, and ravaged the whole country, for they were about forty days in Attica .


nanThe same summer Hagnon, son of Nicias, and Cleopompus, son of Clinias, the colleagues of Pericles, took the armament of which he had lately made use, and went off upon an expedition against the Chalcidians in the direction of Thrace and Potidaea, which was still under siege. As soon as they arrived, they brought up their engines against Potidaea and tried every means of taking it, 2 but did not succeed either in capturing the city or in doing anything else worthy of their preparations. For the plague attacked them here also, and committed such havoc as to cripple them completely, even the previously healthy soldiers of the former expedition catching the infection from Hagnon's troops; while Phormio and the sixteen hundred men whom he commanded only escaped by being no longer in the neighborhood of the Chalcidians. 3 The end of it was that Hagnon returned with his ships to Athens, having lost one thousand and fifty out of four thousand heavy infantry in about forty days; though the soldiers stationed there before remained in the country and carried on the siege of Potidaea.


nannan, The same summer Hagnon, son of Nicias, and Cleopompus, son of Clinias, the colleagues of Pericles, took the armament of which he had lately made use, and went off upon an expedition against the Chalcidians in the direction of Thrace and Potidaea, which was still under siege. As soon as they arrived, they brought up their engines against Potidaea and tried every means of taking it, ,but did not succeed either in capturing the city or in doing anything else worthy of their preparations. For the plague attacked them here also, and committed such havoc as to cripple them completely, even the previously healthy soldiers of the former expedition catching the infection from Hagnon's troops; while Phormio and the sixteen hundred men whom he commanded only escaped by being no longer in the neighborhood of the Chalcidians. ,The end of it was that Hagnon returned with his ships to Athens, having lost one thousand and fifty out of four thousand heavy infantry in about forty days; though the soldiers stationed there before remained in the country and carried on the siege of Potidaea .


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1. Homer, Iliad, 2.494, 2.557 (8th cent. BCE - 7th cent. BCE)

2.494. /and a voice unwearying, and though the heart within me were of bronze, did not the Muses of Olympus, daughters of Zeus that beareth the aegis, call to my mind all them that came beneath Ilios. Now will I tell the captains of the ships and the ships in their order.of the Boeotians Peneleos and Leïtus were captains 2.557. /Only Nestor could vie with him, for he was the elder. And with him there followed fifty black ships.And Aias led from Salamis twelve ships, and stationed them where the battalions of the Athenians stood.And they that held Argos and Tiryns, famed for its walls
2. Euripides, Suppliant Women, 382, 399-584, 381 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

381. (to a herald.) Forasmuch as with this thy art thou hast ever served the stat£ and me by carrying my proclamations far and wide, so now cross Asopus and the waters of Ismenus, and declare this message to the haughty king of the Cadmeans:
3. Thucydides, The History of The Peloponnesian War, 1.9.4, 1.10-1.11, 2.20-2.23, 2.47-2.55, 2.58-2.65, 2.67-2.68, 2.71-2.77, 3.17, 4.77, 4.89-4.101, 6.31 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

4. Aristotle, Rhetoric, 1.15 (4th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

5. Strabo, Geography, 9.1.10 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

9.1.10. At the present time the island is held by the Athenians, although in early times there was strife between them and the Megarians for its possession. Some say that it was Peisistratus, others Solon, who inserted in the Catalogue of Ships immediately after the verse, and Aias brought twelve ships from Salamis, the verse, and, bringing them, halted them where the battalions of the Athenians were stationed, and then used the poet as a witness that the island had belonged to the Athenians from the beginning. But the critics do not accept this interpretation, because many of the verses bear witness to the contrary. For why is Aias found in the last place in the ship-camp, not with the Athenians, but with the Thessalians under Protesilaus? Here were the ships of Aias and Protesilaus. And in the Visitation of the troops, Agamemnon found Menestheus the charioteer, son of Peteos, standing still; and about him were the Athenians, masters of the battle-cry. And near by stood Odysseus of many wiles, and about him, at his side, the ranks of the Cephallenians. And back again to Aias and the Salaminians, he came to the Aiantes, and near them, Idomeneus on the other side, not Menestheus. The Athenians, then, are reputed to have cited alleged testimony of this kind from Homer, and the Megarians to have replied with the following parody: Aias brought ships from Salamis, from Polichne, from Aegeirussa, from Nisaea, and from Tripodes; these four are Megarian places, and, of these, Tripodes is called Tripodiscium, near which the present marketplace of the Megarians is situated.
6. Plutarch, Solon, 10 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

7. Pausanias, Description of Greece, 1.3, 1.35.3 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

1.35.3. There are still the remains of a market-place, a temple of Ajax and his statue in ebony. Even at the present day the Athenians pay honors to Ajax himself and to Eurysaces, for there is an altar of Eurysaces also at Athens . In Salamis is shown a stone not far from the harbor, on which they say that Telamon sat when he gazed at the ship in which his children were sailing away to Aulis to take part in the joint expedition of the Greeks.
8. Diogenes Laertius, Lives of The Philosophers, 1.48 (3rd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

1.48. And lest it should be thought that he had acquired Salamis by force only and not of right, he opened certain graves and showed that the dead were buried with their faces to the east, as was the custom of burial among the Athenians; further, that the tombs themselves faced the east, and that the inscriptions graven upon them named the deceased by their demes, which is a style peculiar to Athens. Some authors assert that in Homer's catalogue of the ships after the line:Ajax twelve ships from Salamis commands,Solon inserted one of his own:And fixed their station next the Athenian bands.
9. Julian (Emperor), Against The Galileans, 57 (4th cent. CE - 4th cent. CE)



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aegae Tanaseanu-Döbler and von Alvensleben, Athens II: Athens in Late Antiquity (2020) 129
agamemnon Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 358
aiantis tribe, and ajax Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 677
anargyroi) Tanaseanu-Döbler and von Alvensleben, Athens II: Athens in Late Antiquity (2020) 129
apollo, alexikakos Tanaseanu-Döbler and von Alvensleben, Athens II: Athens in Late Antiquity (2020) 129
apollo Tanaseanu-Döbler and von Alvensleben, Athens II: Athens in Late Antiquity (2020) 129
archeology Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 677
asclepius Tanaseanu-Döbler and von Alvensleben, Athens II: Athens in Late Antiquity (2020) 129
athens, and ajax Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 677
christianity / christians Tanaseanu-Döbler and von Alvensleben, Athens II: Athens in Late Antiquity (2020) 129
church Tanaseanu-Döbler and von Alvensleben, Athens II: Athens in Late Antiquity (2020) 129
cult Tanaseanu-Döbler and von Alvensleben, Athens II: Athens in Late Antiquity (2020) 129
daimonion Tanaseanu-Döbler and von Alvensleben, Athens II: Athens in Late Antiquity (2020) 129
edict / decree / law Tanaseanu-Döbler and von Alvensleben, Athens II: Athens in Late Antiquity (2020) 129
epidaurus Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 358; Tanaseanu-Döbler and von Alvensleben, Athens II: Athens in Late Antiquity (2020) 129
healing, healing cult Tanaseanu-Döbler and von Alvensleben, Athens II: Athens in Late Antiquity (2020) 129
healing Tanaseanu-Döbler and von Alvensleben, Athens II: Athens in Late Antiquity (2020) 129
inscription, building inscription Tanaseanu-Döbler and von Alvensleben, Athens II: Athens in Late Antiquity (2020) 129
julian (emperor) Tanaseanu-Döbler and von Alvensleben, Athens II: Athens in Late Antiquity (2020) 129
memory Tanaseanu-Döbler and von Alvensleben, Athens II: Athens in Late Antiquity (2020) 129
myth Tanaseanu-Döbler and von Alvensleben, Athens II: Athens in Late Antiquity (2020) 129
pausanias Tanaseanu-Döbler and von Alvensleben, Athens II: Athens in Late Antiquity (2020) 129
persia Tanaseanu-Döbler and von Alvensleben, Athens II: Athens in Late Antiquity (2020) 129
plague' Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 358
popular religion Tanaseanu-Döbler and von Alvensleben, Athens II: Athens in Late Antiquity (2020) 129
priest/priestess Tanaseanu-Döbler and von Alvensleben, Athens II: Athens in Late Antiquity (2020) 129
restoration Tanaseanu-Döbler and von Alvensleben, Athens II: Athens in Late Antiquity (2020) 129
sanctuary, revival of sanctuaries Tanaseanu-Döbler and von Alvensleben, Athens II: Athens in Late Antiquity (2020) 129
sanctuary Tanaseanu-Döbler and von Alvensleben, Athens II: Athens in Late Antiquity (2020) 129
saviour (soter / soteira) Tanaseanu-Döbler and von Alvensleben, Athens II: Athens in Late Antiquity (2020) 129
sicilian expedition Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 358
sicily Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 358
socrates Tanaseanu-Döbler and von Alvensleben, Athens II: Athens in Late Antiquity (2020) 129
tarsus Tanaseanu-Döbler and von Alvensleben, Athens II: Athens in Late Antiquity (2020) 129
thucydides, son of melesias, archaeology Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 358
thucydides, son of melesias, causes, causality Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 358
thucydides Tanaseanu-Döbler and von Alvensleben, Athens II: Athens in Late Antiquity (2020) 129
wall, defensive walls/\u2009enclosure Tanaseanu-Döbler and von Alvensleben, Athens II: Athens in Late Antiquity (2020) 129