Within a historiographical perspective characterized by the vision of a ‘large’ Late Antiquity, it is possible to recognize extremely varied disciplinary areas, which also include ecology and climatology. The publication of two fairly recent works – respectively dedicated to ‘Climate and Disease’ and ‘Pollution and Environment’ – offers the opportunity to reflect carefully not only on the actual existence (or not) in Roman man of a real environmental conscience, but also on the responsibilities (true or presumed) of Nature and/or man in the ‘fate’ of the Roman Empire, through the specific analysis of both the exploitation of water and mineral resources and the relationship between man and other species.

Ecologia e climatologia: modernità della Tarda Antichità

Gaetano Arena
2022-01-01

Abstract

Within a historiographical perspective characterized by the vision of a ‘large’ Late Antiquity, it is possible to recognize extremely varied disciplinary areas, which also include ecology and climatology. The publication of two fairly recent works – respectively dedicated to ‘Climate and Disease’ and ‘Pollution and Environment’ – offers the opportunity to reflect carefully not only on the actual existence (or not) in Roman man of a real environmental conscience, but also on the responsibilities (true or presumed) of Nature and/or man in the ‘fate’ of the Roman Empire, through the specific analysis of both the exploitation of water and mineral resources and the relationship between man and other species.
Late Antiquity; Climate; Disease; Environment; Pollution; Extinction
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