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Ancient Epidemics: What the Oracles Had to Say

Samuel K. Cohn, Jr.

in Epidemics: Hate and Compassion from the Plague of Athens to AIDS

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198819660
eISBN:
9780191859984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198819660.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, Social History

This chapter begins with human and animal sacrifices to appease the gods during pestilence, but shows that such acts were extremely rare and, when they occurred, quickly disappeared or changed form ... More


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