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Ἐν τῷ Πειραιεῖ—it was imported, as in the case of the plague under Justinian.

φάρμακα—so in Germany and England in 1349 the Jews were supposed to have poisoned the wells. The plague had broken out a few days after the Peloponnesians invaded Attica.

φρέατα—‘cisterns,’ for rainwater.

κρῆναι—see c. 15, 5.

οὔπω—probably the astronomer Meton suggested them in 414 B.C.

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