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Published: 05 September 2002

358 Pages | 37 photographs and 21 maps in-text


ISBN: 9780199248506

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Malaria and Rome

A History of Malaria in Ancient Italy

Robert Sallares

  • Makes full use of contemporary sources and comparative material from other periods to interpret the ancient evidence
  • Translates Latin, Greek, and Italian texts
  • Explains technical terms
  • Careful interplay between the modern microbiology of the disease and the Greek and Latin literary texts
  • Employs data from historical demography to quantify the effects of malaria on human populations in the past

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