Text #3992

Pausanias. Description of Greece. Series: Description of Greece. Vol. 1
[Paus. 9.6.6. Translated by W. H. S. Jones. Harvard University Press. 1918. (6 Vols.)]


It is also said that there was a shower of ashes at Athens the year before the war waged against them by Sulla, which brought on them such great sufferings1.

  1. During the First Mithridatic War, Sulla besieged Athens from the autumn of 87 to the summer of 86 BC.

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