87.In the following winter the plague, which had never entirely disappeared, although
abating1 for a time, again attacked the Athenians.
It continued on this second occasion not less than a year, having previously lasted for
two years.To the power of Athens certainly nothing was more ruinous;
not less than four thousand four hundred Athenian hoplites who were on the
roll died, and also three hundred horsemen;
how many of the common people could never be ascertained.This too was the time when the frequent earthquakes occurred at Athens, in Euboea, and
in Boeotia, especially at Orchomenos2
Reappearance of the plague after it had abated. At the same time numerous
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