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Eclipse of Pericles
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In his excellent and useful little book, 'Eclipses Past and Future,' the Rev. S. J. Johnson refers amongst others to the solar eclipse which occurred in the first year of the Peloponnesian war, and in reference to which Plutarch tells us that Pericles endeavoured by an illustration to remove the superstitious fears of the pilot of his boat. The date generally accepted for this event is B.C. 431; and an eclipse of the Sun occurred on the 3rd of August in that year, which is usually supposed to be the one in question.
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Title: On the secular and long-period inequalities in the moon's motion
Authors: Stockwell, J. N

I next computed the eclipse of B.C. 430 August 3, which occurred during the first year of the Peloponnesian war. This eclipse is usually referred to as the eclipse of Pericles

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Title: Totality: Eclipses of the Sun
Authors: Mark Littmann, Fred Espenak, Ken Willcox

Ironically, Pericles' raid was disastrous for the Athenian forces; they fell victim to the plague.

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