Volcanic Eruption Affected Roman Society in 1st Century BCE
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 1373 , Segment 6
Episode: Hong Kong, Tasting History, Climate & Politics
- Jul 6, 2020 8:00 pm
- 14:24 mins
Guest: Joseph Manning, Professor of History, Yale University Here’s a case now of climate scientists helping to rewrite history: close analysis of ice samples from the Arctic suggest that a huge volcanic eruption in Alaska helped to trigger the political and social unrest that led to the fall of the Roman Republic on the other side of the globe two-thousand years ago.