Tom Holland is the author of a range of prize-winning books on ancient and medieval history. His most recent book, Dominion, tells the history of Christianity. He has presented a number of TV documentaries on topics ranging from dinosaurs to ISIS. He is a member of the Authors XI cricket team, founded by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
What Lucretius Taught Us About Pandemics
Stephen Greenblatt in conversation with Tom Holland
In his philosophical masterpiece “On the Nature of Things,” written around 50 B.C.E., Lucretius devoted particular attention to Pandemics. Here the Pulitzer prize-winning Professor of English at Harvard talks to writer, historian, and translator of Lucretius, Tom Holland, about what the Roman sage can tell us about disease and lockdowns.