87.The next winter, the sickness fell upon the Athenians again (having indeed never totally left the city, though there was some intermission) and continued above a year after;
but the former lasted two years, insomuch as nothing afflicted the Athenians or impaired their strength more than it.
For the number that died of it of men of arms enrolled were no less than four thousand four hundred;and horsemen, three hundred;of the other multitude, innumerable.
There happened also at the same time many earthquakes both in Athens and Euboea and also amongst the Boeotians, and in Boeotia chiefly at Orchomenus.
The English works of Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury. Thucydides. Thomas Hobbes. translator. London. Bohn. 1843.
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