A model of demographic and economic change in Roman Egypt

Apr 29, 2020 Stoicism in the Time of Plague. The Story of Marcus This is a dramatized account of the events surrounding the Antonine Plague, which spread across Europe in the late 2nd century AD. It inspired the discussion of these events in relation to Stoic… The first pandemic in history: the Antonine plague – Museu

Plague in the Ancient World

In a new study, I propose a maximum grand total of 5 to 7 million before the Antonine plague: Scheidel, W., Death on the Nile: disease and the demography of Roman Egypt (Leiden 2002) chapt. 3. A starvation diet would have supported an even larger population. Plague in the Ancient World 19 Based on demographic studies, the average mortality rate during the Antonine plague was probably only 7-10% and possibly 13-15% in cities and armies; R.J. and M.L. Littman, "Galen and the Antonine Plague," American Journal of Philology 94 (1973) 254-55.

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[The Antonine Plague and the decline of the Roman Empire