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dc.contributor.advisorSoren, David
dc.contributor.authorKearns, Amber Lynn
dc.creatorKearns, Amber Lynn
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-26T18:00:21Z
dc.date.available2018-06-26T18:00:21Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/628104
dc.description.abstractThe Cyprian Plague, named after Saint Cyprian of Carthage, occurred between 251-270 CE, adding stress to an already tumultuous time. The Roman Empire was in the middle of what is called the “Crisis of the Third Century,” a time when emperors were quickly moving into and out of power while the value of Roman currency plummeted. It is of little doubt that this epidemic greatly impacted the empire, but what the disease, or diseases, causing it and what their effect truly was has yet to be discovered. This thesis uses a differential diagnostic approached modeled from Littman and Littman’s 1973 symptomatic diagnosis of the Antonine Plague from Galen’s medical texts to diagnosis the Cyprian Plague as a viral hemorrhagic fever caused disease similar to Ebola virus disease. By compiling the evidences of the plague and comparing possible effects on the Roman Empire to those experienced in the modern 2013-2016 Ebola Virus disease outbreak, this thesis contributes to the discussion of Rome’s chaotic third century by predicting some of the effects of the Cyprian Plague.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.subjectcyprianen_US
dc.subjectcyprian plagueen_US
dc.subjectebolaen_US
dc.subjectromanen_US
dc.subjectthird century crisisen_US
dc.subjectviral hemorrhagic feveren_US
dc.titleA Plague in a Crisis: Differential Diagnosis of the Cyprian Plague and its Effects on the Roman Empire in the Third Century CEen_US
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dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberHasaki, Eleni
dc.contributor.committeememberWatson, James
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineClassicsen_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US
refterms.dateFOA2018-06-26T18:00:22Z


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