One of the most poignant things about the whole eruption, to me, was that most Pompeiians had absolutely no idea whatsoever that Vesuvius was a volcano. They didn't even know what a volcano was, the last eruption having been prehistoric. Can you imagine what a cataclysmic event it would seem - your mountain blowing up, when you never even knew such a thing could happen? It is no wonder people thought the gods were angered. They had no predictive understanding of what would happen.
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