So a dispute arose as to whether dearth and
not death had not been the word in the verse; but at the present juncture, it was of course decided in favor of the
latter; for the people made their recollection fit in with their sufferings.I fancy, however, that if another Dorian war should ever afterwards come
upon us, and a dearth should happen to accompany it, the verse will probably
be read accordingly.
Thucydides. The Peloponnesian War. London, J. M. Dent; New York, E. P. Dutton. 1910.
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