Text #3684History of the Peloponnesian War. Vol. 1 .
[Thuc. 3.87. Translated by Benjamin Jowett. Clarendon Press. 1900 pp. 246--247]
In the following winter1 the plague, which had never entirely disappeared, although abating 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 died2, and also three hundred horsemen3 ; how many of the common people could never be ascertained.