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217. Plague and the decline of the Roman Empire


Tom and Dominic are joined by friend of the show Kyle Harper to discuss how pandemics and disease played a far greater role in the decline of the Roman Empire than previously understood.

On the show Kyle, Dominic, and Tom discuss life expectancy, how the Roman Empire was ‘bad for people’s health', the Antonine Plague, and more.

Listen to our previous episodes with Kyle:

146. Disease vs. the rise of civilisation

147. Disease, the New World and modern pandemics

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