The Black Plague Comes to Constantinople (1347-1348)

But worst of all is the great city empties every day. What was the biggest city becomes the smallest, as the abundance of graves proves. Every day we are busy bringing friends to the grave. And what stings a man the most is that people flee from each other, for they are cautious about communicating the disease. So the father does not bury his children, nor even grant the their last rites. And the remaining doctors do not even know how to say a vain word but hide themselves and write their wills.

Demetrius Kydones

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