How a Gruesome Epidemic Threatened the Roman Empire (Video)
Rome, the cultural epicenter of the world in 162 AD, faced an unparalleled crisis as a gruesome epidemic threatened to undermine its very foundation. In this riveting account, we follow Galen of Pergamum, the most influential figure in the history of medicine, as he navigates a whirlwind of challenges amidst the devastation, grappling with the grim reality of the disease that would come to define his career.
As the Roman Empire succumbed to the horrors of a lethal plague, philosopher king Marcus Aurelius summoned the ambitious and skilled Galen from the Colosseum to confront this unprecedented health crisis. Delve into this gripping story to uncover the trials and tribulations faced by Galen, the emperor, and the Roman populace, as they collectively battled with a disease that ultimately became an existential threat to Rome itself.
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Top image: Plague epidemic. Source: Dr_Microbe / Adobe Stock.