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contagion
used in The Iliad by Homer - (translated by: Pope)

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the spread of disease or any idea or attitude — especially one that is harmful
  • (42) Declare, O Muse! in what ill-fated hour(43) Sprung the fierce strife, from what offended power Latona's son a dire contagion spread,(44) And heap'd the camp with mountains of the dead; The king of men his reverent priest defied,(45) And for the king's offence the people died.
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