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Τοιούτῳ μὲν—the description is now concluded, the following particulars heing added as an afterthought (a) to illustrate the superstition rife at the time, (b) to indicate the locale of the plague.

περιπεσόντες—cf. c. 59, 2, and the phrase, συμφορᾷ περιπεσεῖν, constantly occurring in the orators.

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