October 29, 2014

The Plague of Justinian

Knowing the history of infectious disease epidemics and pandemics like plague, smallpox, cholera, etc. is important when it comes to understanding whatever new disease comes our way. In this video, I discuss how the plague thwarted Justinian’s efforts to make the Mediterranean a Roman lake again in the middle of the sixth century.

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About Ryan Fabian

Writer and personal trainer from New England, currently based out of Los Angeles.

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Constantinople, History, History of Byzantium, Justinian I, Plague, Rome, video

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