In the shadow of Caesar | Curio

In the shadow of Caesar

24 mins | Sep 20, 2020

Understanding the volcanic eruption that set an ominous stage for the death throes of the Roman Republic. Ancient civilisations were staunch believers of omens, with none so well known as the volcanic eruption and extreme cold spells prefacing Julius Caesar's assassination. In Lapham's Quarterly magazine, Kyle Harper explores how modern scientists have turned to nature for less prophetic explanations of the unstable environment of these eras.

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From Lapham's Quarterly