Building the Thermae Agrippae: Private Life, Public Space, and the Politics of Bathing in Early Imperial Rome

@article{Kontokosta2019BuildingTT,
  title={Building the Thermae Agrippae: Private Life, Public Space, and the Politics of Bathing in Early Imperial Rome},
  author={Anne Hrychuk Kontokosta},
  journal={American Journal of Archaeology},
  year={2019},
  volume={123},
  pages={45 - 77}
}
Public bathing was integral to daily life in ancient Rome. Today, imperial baths loom large in reconstructions of the ancient city, where they evoke the splendor of this uniquely public and social urban tradition. Although archaeological and literary evidence reveals that baths flourished in Rome as early as the third century B.C.E., comparatively little is known about those small, dark, for-profit establishments. This paper examines the introduction of baths into Rome and the earliest bathing… 

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