The death of Alaric I (c. 370–410AD), the vanquisher of Rome: Additional arguments strengthening the possible involvement of malaria

      I read with great interest the recent publication written by Galassi et al. [
      • Galassi F.M.
      • Bianucci R.
      • Gorini G.
      • Paganotti G.M.
      • Habicht M.E.
      • Rühli F.J.
      The sudden death of Alaric I (c. 370-410 AD), the vanquisher of Rome: a tale of malaria and lacking immunity.
      ] concerning the possible cause of Alaric I's sudden death. Using a dual philological–medical approach, the authors hypothesized that malaria seems to be the most probable cause of the king's death. Using an analogous approach but with primary historical sources over a more extended period, I would like to propose other arguments largely in favor of the proposed hypothesis regarding the cause of Alaric's death.

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