The Plague of Athens: The Great Debate
The Great Debate
Plague of Athens, Typhoid, Measles, Smallpox, Peloponnesian War, Historic Plagues, Podcast, Thucydides
Based on Thucydides' reported symptoms, there area number of hypothesized diseases which could be responsible for the plague including, measles, typhoid, and smallpox, among others. The goal of this project is to take a deep dive into the literature to assess the merits of various plague aetiologies. We have created an election style debate delivered through a podcast that will allow the audience to make links between different diseases and the writings of Thucydides to help identify which disease is responsible for causing the plague
Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences (FHASS)
© Nikki Bortolotto, Holly De Vaal, Nashad Hakim, Dawid Starecki
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Bortolotto, Nikki; De Vaal, Holly; Hakim, Nashad; and Starecki, Dawid, "The Plague of Athens: The Great Debate" (2021). Plagues and Resiliency: Public History Winter 2021. 1.