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Join archaeologist Darius Arya for a lively discussion of the pandemic that struck Ancient Rome and Empire in the second century CE, disrupting generations of Roman success and upending the Roman way of life: travel, trade, religion, cultural events and the economy. Rome shook from the impact, but the resilient leaders and people rebounded. Find out about the causes and the descriptions by eye-witnesses at the time- from Galen the physician and the emperor Marcus Aurelius himself!

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