Women In Roman Baths

  title={Women In Roman Baths},
  author={Roy Bowen Ward},
  journal={Harvard Theological Review},
  pages={125 - 147}
  • R. Ward
  • Published 1 April 1992
  • History
  • Harvard Theological Review
In 177 CE Christians in Lugdunum and Vienna in Gaul were persecuted, and some were martyred. The survivors sent a letter by Irenaeus to the churches in Asia and Phrygia describing what happened. Among other things, they complained that they were excluded from the baths (βαλανεῖα). Later in his Adversus haereses (ca. 190 CE) Irenaeus referred to a story he claimed stemmed from Polycarp of Smyrna, who died ca. 156 CE, about John the disciple going to the public baths (βαλανεῖον) in Ephesus where… 
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  • R. Ward
  • History
    Harvard Theological Review
  • 1997
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