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Malaria in Greek History

by William Henry Samuel Jones

It explores the impact of malaria on the ancient Greek world. Written in 1909, the book is a comprehensive study of the disease and its effects on Greek society, politics, and culture. The author, William Henry Samuel Jones, was a British historian and classicist who specialized in ancient Greek history and literature. In this book, he examines how malaria shaped the course of Greek history, from the earliest times to the Hellenistic period. He looks at the ways in which the disease affected the lives of ordinary Greeks, as well as its impact on the military campaigns of the time. Jones draws on a wide range of sources, including medical texts, ancient literature, and archaeological evidence, to paint a vivid picture of the impact of malaria on ancient Greece. He also explores the ways in which the Greeks tried to cope with the disease, including medical treatments, religious rituals, and public health measures. This book is not only of interest to scholars of ancient Greek history, but also to those interested in the history of medicine and disease. It offers a unique perspective on the ways in which disease can shape the course of history, and the ways in which societies have tried to cope with it. "Malaria in Greek History" is an important work that sheds new light on the ancient world and its enduring legacy.

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English

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English

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1909

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William Henry Samuel Jones was a British writer, translator, and academic. He was nicknamed Malaria Jones, because of his theory that malaria was instrumental in the downfall of the classical civiliza...

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