International Conference Roman Baths and Agency
Sadi Maréchal and Konogan Beaufay
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Roman Baths of Parion in the Province of Asia: Similarities and Differences from Roman Bath Architecture
Bathing Soldiers in Brigetio
Dávid Bartus - Melinda Szabó
Besides the important architectural and archaeological information we have by excavations, we could gather information about the people who were in connection with this building complex. First of all, the brick stamps show us the troops which built or renovated the bath, and sometimes even tribuni names like Lupicinus or Terentius. The earliest brick stamps belonged to the Legio XI Claudia, the last ones to the 4th century CE.
The users of the bath were obviously the soldiers of the legion. More than 140 military persons are known from Brigetio on the score of inscriptions: their names, their age, their rank and even their origin can be retrieved from the epigraphical material.
After the golden ages of Roman presence in Pannonia, the building complex of the bath remained in use by different people, in different ways. A well was dig into the bath, and later it was filled with the material of a Late Roman antler workshop. After the end of the Roman era, the place was used as cemetery
The role of Roman baths in the everyday life of Aquincum
The thermal complex at Starozagorski mineralni bani a new perspective on a well-known site site
Assessing diachronic change in Roman waterproof lining technology Evidence from the Bay of Naples and Rome (1st c. BCE – 4th c. CE)
Rory McLennan, Duncan Keenan-Jones, Glenys McGowan
Baths for all or baths for some? Pompeian baths in relation to the population
Orthopraxy and Cleanliness: ritual ablutions at some (but not all) Romano-Celtic temples in the North-West provinces
Le terme pubbliche di Tarraco (Hispania citerior): i reperti scultorei
Julio C. Ruiz
Old buildings, new discoveries. Architectonical novelties at the healing spa of Termas de São Vicente (Penafiel, Portugal)
GONZÁLEZ SOUTELO, Silvia (UAM/MIAS, Spain). email@example.com; SOEIRO, Teresa (CITCEM-FLUP, Portugal). firstname.lastname@example.org; CARMONA BARRERO, Juan Diego (UAM, Spain). email@example.com; SEARA ERLEWEIN, Claus (GEAAT-Uvigo, Spain). firstname.lastname@example.org
Bath complexes on the border between Greece and Rome: diffusion models along the Via Ionia
Alessio Galli, Chiara Mendolia
'Balnea' privati nel paesaggio urbano di Roma e Ostia in età tardoantica. Architetti e progetti / 'Private’ baths of Rome and Ostia in Late Antiquity. Design and Architects
Dr. Giulia Giovanetti
Lo studio dei 'balnea' in età tardoantica di Roma e Ostia (III-VI secolo d.C.) ha permesso di andare oltre la conoscenza e la datazione degli edifici. È infatti possibile, grazie a una base di dati dettagliata costruita dalla ricerca, riconoscere affinità, per forma e articolazione, tra alcuni 'balnea' coevi che permettono di intravedere un linguaggio comune e gli architetti che li hanno progettati.
Banja Bansko through time and space
Vane P. Sekulov
Healing baths or how the Roman bathing culture became the cornerstone of a timeless cultural phenomenon. The particular case of Baden (Canton Aargau/Switzerland).
Andrea Schaer, lic. phil
Using the example of the spa town of Baden/Aquae Helveticae (Switzerland), the presentation shows how the Roman thermal baths are at the origin of a 2,000-year tradition, which Roman infrastructures have persisted over the centuries and where the Roman heritage continues to have an effect and is carried forward to this day.
The baths of the Roman town of Ocriculum
Bathing Practices and Political Inadequacy in 6th century Constantinople: John Lydus’ account of the praetorian prefect John the Cappadocian
- Chapter II 21 accounts the changes in the prefecture’s building: after turning the original bathing hall into a stable for his horses, John the Cappadocian reserved the upper floor to himself. There, he had a bathtub hanged “in the air”: the water used to flow through a system forcing “the natural course of the water to an irregular height”1. These extravagances were perceived as moral degeneration. Anyone passing through the entrance could have witnessed the prefect’s unsuitability once he found himself in front of a stable (where traditionally there was a bathroom) and a bathtub hanging from the ceiling.
- Chapter III 62 shows the prefect’s habit of bathing together with young boys and prostitutes: in addition to greed and gluttony, the official was also guilty of this “immoderate” behaviour. Bathing is a traditional activity ascribed to the healthy Roman aristocrat, who nonetheless uses the bathing experience to receive clients or to discuss business: Lydus’ emphasis on bathing improper practices as symptom of political inadequacy is an interesting insight into 6th century Constantinopolitan ideology.
From Nysa to Centumcellae: Alkibiades visits the Terme Taurine
Roman villa baths in the Middle Danube provinces