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Lecture 1

PUBH2209 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Plague Of Athens, Paleontology, Typhoid Fever

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Can only access through palaeontology and archaeology
Written sources
Sources were written by elites for elites (kings etc)
Archaeology source
Ancient Times "classical period":
400 to 500
Written documents, letters
Renaissance and reformation
Middle Ages:
1500 to 1600s
Age of enlightenment
Modern Era:
*different social groups experienced the 4 eras of history differently
**the changes with each historical periods most definitely did not affect everyone in Europe simultaneously
Mesopotamia from 3000BCE
Greece and the Roman Era from 1000BCE
Ending around the 1400s
Centred on the middle east/ north Africa and Mediterranean
Includes early civilisation of Mesopotamia and Egypt, and the later Greece and Rome
The classical world in the West usually specifically refers to Greek and Roman civilisation, starting
around 700 BC and extending to the fall of the Western Roman Empire in AD 476
Antiquity: Classical world
"The ancients"
Significant plague/epidemic of the Classical World
The plague struck the city of Athens when it was under siege by Sparta
Possibly up to 25% of population of Athens died ~75 000 deaths
Many causes include; influenza, typhoid, fever, typhus, measles etc
**looking at the social and political change they endeavour
426 BCE)
Bce: before common era
Ce: common era
Historical Paradigms/Time Periods
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