A Rich Man’s Plague from Kisses — SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE

Pliny, Natural History, 26 3 “This plague didn’t exist among our ancestors. It first invaded Italy during the principate of Tiberius Claudius when some Roman knight from Perusia, secretary to a quaestor, brought the infection with him after he had been serving in Asia Minor. Women, enslaved people, and those of the low or humble […]

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