Vesuvian eruption

Vesuvian eruption

[və′sü·vē·ən i′rəp·shən]
(geology)
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Like a daily Vesuvian eruption, the mill's chimney spews ashes that darken the sky and float to earth in a free-fall of flaked pollution.
Devotees trundled them from sanctuary to sanctuary to escape Vesuvian eruptions and military disturbances as Ostrogoths, Byzantines, Saracens, Lombards, Franks, Normans, Crusaders, Popes, Holy Roman Emperors and French would-be emperors fought, manoeuvred and married for control of Southern Italy.
In particular, be hints that from protohistory to the Counter-Reformation, the Vesuvian eruptions were perceived by the victims as punishments for sins.