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The Delian League, Part 4: The Ten Years War (431/0-421/0 BCE)
Articleby Christopher Planeaux

The Delian League, Part 4: The Ten Years War (431/0-421/0 BCE)

The fourth phase of the Delian League encompasses the first part of the Great Peloponnesian War, also referred to as the Ten Years War, sometimes called quite incorrectly The Archidamian War, and it ends with the Peace of Nicias (431/30 &ndash...
The Plague by Arnold Bocklin
Imageby Arnold Böcklin

The Plague by Arnold Bocklin

The Plague by Arnold Böcklin, 1827–1901 CE. (Kunstmuseum, Basel, Switzerland)
Moses & The Seventh Plague of Egypt
Imageby John Martin

Moses & The Seventh Plague of Egypt

A 19th century CE painting by John Martin depicting the great storm which was the seventh plague of Egypt in the Moses story. (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)
Rats in A Plague Tale: Innocence
Imageby Jan van der Crabben

Rats in A Plague Tale: Innocence

Amicia de Rune keeping a sea of rats at bay with a burning stick in the video game A Plague Tale: Innocence.
Mesopotamian Amulet Against Plague
Imageby Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin

Mesopotamian Amulet Against Plague

This amulet is covered with a quotation from a poem, the Akkadian Erra Epic, thought suitable to ward off plague. From Ashur, Northern Mesopotamia, Iraq. Neo-Assyrian Period, 800-612 BCE. (The British Museum, London)
Plague Prayers of Mursilis II
Imageby Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin

Plague Prayers of Mursilis II

The Hittite king Muršiliš II is imploring the gods to end the plague which has infested his country since the time of his father, Arnuwanda II. 13th century BCE (the tablet was originally written in the second half of the 14th century BCE...
Pharaoh, Victim of the 10th Plague of Egypt
Imageby James Jacques Joseph Tissot

Pharaoh, Victim of the 10th Plague of Egypt

A late 19th century CE painting by Tissot depicting Pharaoh as the victim of the tenth plague of Egypt where all first-born males are killed.
Ramparts of a Medieval City in A Plague Tale: Innocence
Imageby Jan van der Crabben

Ramparts of a Medieval City in A Plague Tale: Innocence

Amicia de Rune standing in front of the ramparts of a Medieval city in the video game A Plague Tale: Innocence.
Medieval Hygiene
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Medieval Hygiene

People in the Middle Ages have acquired something of a bad reputation when it comes to cleanliness, especially the peasantry. However, despite the general lack of running water and other modern amenities, there were common expectations of...
The Crisis of the Third Century
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

The Crisis of the Third Century

The Crisis of the Third Century (also known as the Imperial Crisis, 235-284 CE) was the period in the history of the Roman Empire during which it splintered into three separate political entities: the Gallic Empire, the Roman Empire, and...