Tag: 79 CE

December 13, 2015 /

This special episode marks a significant moment for the Doctors. Drs R. and G. return to the topic of Vesuvius and the fateful eruption in 79 CE. In light of additional research, we’ll examine details of the volcanic eruption, consider the rhetoric at play in Pliny the Younger’s letter 6.16 to Tacitus, as well as modern findings from recent work at the sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Click to listen or download: Return to Vesuvius   Curious…

May 25, 2014 /

The Flavian dynasty is getting into the swing of things with a new, charismatic emperor. Welcome to the reign of Titus, a man of many talents and a knack for having a rule riddled with natural disasters. Join the doctors as they explore the details of Titus’ style of rule and the sad, quick end of this most stellar example of imperial majesty. Catch all the details here: Titus  

May 11, 2014 /

As the Partial Historians delve into the world of the Flavian dynasty, it would be a travesty to skip over the natural disaster that has captured imagination since it occurred in 79 CE. The eruption of Mount Vesuvius. In this special event episode, your intrepid Doctors examine the eruption of Vesuvius. The volcano erupted during the reign of the emperor Titus and our understanding of it comes from both archaeological and literary evidence. Join us…