abscessions into hemorrhage occurred. In the case
of Antipho, son of Critobulus, the illness ceased and
came to a complete crisis about the fortieth day.
XVI. Though many women fell ill, they were
fewer than the men and less frequently died. But
the great majority had difficult childbirth, and after
giving birth they would fall ill, and these especially
died, as did the daughter of Telebulus on the sixth
day after delivery. Now menstruation appeared
during the fevers in most cases, and with many
maidens it occurred then for the first time. Some
bled from the nose. Sometimes both epistaxis and
menstruation appeared together ; for example, the
maiden daughter of Daitharses had her first menstruation
during fever and also a violent discharge
from the nose. I know of no woman who died if
any of these symptoms showed themselves properly,
but all to my knowledge had abortions if they
chanced to fall ill when with child.
XVII. Urine in most cases was of good colour, but
thin and with slight sediments, and the bowels of most
were disordered with thin, bilious excretions. Many
after a crisis of the other symptoms ended with dysentery,
as did Xenophanes and Critias. I will mention
cases in which was passed copious, watery, clear and
thin urine, even after a crisis in other respects favourable,
and a favourable sediment : Bion, who lay sick
at the house of Silenus, Cratis, who lodged with
Xenophanes, the slave of Areto, and the wife of Mnesistratus.
Afterwards all these suffered from dysentery.
About the season of Arcturus many had crisis on