Pliny Narrates the Eruption of Vesuvius
Lecture no. 23 from the course: Pompeii: Daily Life in an Ancient Roman City
Taught by Professor Steven L. Tuck | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses
Thanks to the letters of Pliny the Younger, the eruption of Vesuvius in A.D. 79 is the only ancient natural disaster for which we have an eyewitness account. Follow the harrowing narrative of destruction and compare the effects on Pompeii to the experience of the inhabitants of nearby Herculaneum.