This paper surveys textual and physical evidence of disease and mortality in the city of Rome in the late republican and imperial periods. It emphasizes the significance of seasonal mortality data and the weaknesses of age at death records and paleodemographic analysis, considers the complex role of environmental features and public infrastructure, and highlights the very considerable promise of scientific study of skeletal evidence of stress and disease
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Scheidel, W. (2011, October 14). Disease and death in the ancient city of Rome. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/article/257/
Scheidel, Walter. "Disease and death in the ancient city of Rome." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified October 14, 2011. https://www.ancient.eu/article/257/.
Scheidel, Walter. "Disease and death in the ancient city of Rome." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 14 Oct 2011. Web. 22 Oct 2020.