Did a volcanic eruption in Alaska help end the Roman republic?

New research suggests ancient climate change shaped the fate of western civilisation.

Guy Middleton, Visiting Fellow, School of History, Classics and Archaeology, Newcastle University • conversation
June 22, 2020 ~7 min

climate-change archaeology roman-empire ancient-history ice-cores global-cooling julius-caesar ancient-rome roman-republic

Did a volcanic eruption in Alaska end the Roman republic?

New research suggests ancient climate change shaped the fate of western civilisation.

Guy Middleton, Visiting Fellow, School of History, Classics and Archaeology, Newcastle University • conversation
June 22, 2020 ~7 min

climate-change archaeology roman-empire ancient-history ice-cores global-cooling julius-caesar ancient-rome roman-republic

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