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Athens Plague Victim Who Died 2,500 Years Ago Has Message for Coronavirus Era

In 430 BC, an 11-year-old ancient Athenian girl called "Myrtis" − a victim of the great plague of Athens -- could not imagine that...

What Can Thucydides and the Plague of Athens Teach Us in Coronavirus Times?

By Chris Mackie, Professor of Classics, La Trobe University* The coronavirus is concentrating our minds on the fragility of human existence in the face of...