Natural catastrophes in the Greek and Roman world : Loss or gain? : Four cases of seaquake-generated tsunamisPart of : Mediterranean archaeology & archaeometry : international journal ; Vol.6, No.1, 2006, pages 61-88
The question set by this paper is whether the impact of natural catastrophes oncivilizations is twinfold: very much a loss for the victims who suffered as a result of thedestruction, but a gain, an advantage, for later generations and modern sciences. Iconcentrate on a certain series of catastrophes, caused by the sudden, geologically-related,calamity, the seaquake-generated wave, known as tsunami, from the early Classical period tolate antiquity. Four tsunami events will be examined here, in 479 BC at Potidaia, in 373 B.C.in the Corinthian Golf, the 66 and in 365 AD at Phalasarna.
Natural catastrophes, Tsunamis, Phalasarna, Heliki, Potidaia