Geographical sites:

  • Delos (click here to focus in map) (see also Pleiades #599588)
    Pleiades_icon Delos (island) island Geocontext: Delos GRE
    Description: The Aegean island of Delos, part of the Cyclades island group.


Text #3681

Thucydides. History of the Peloponnesian War. Vol. 1
[Thuc. 2.8. Translated by Benjamin Jowett. Clarendon Press. 1900 p. 107]

Quite recently the island of Delos had been shaken by an earthquake for the first time within the memory of the Hellenes; this was interpreted and generally believed to be a sign of coming events. And everything of the sort which occurred was curiously noted1.

  1. In contradiction to what Herodotus has to say (see E#2637), Thucydides maintains that the first earthquake to affect Delos occurred in 431 shortly before the beginning of the Peloponnesian War. [nE]

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