Bathing in the Roman World

ISBN-10: 0521549620

ISBN-13: 9780521549622

Edition: 2010

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List price: $54.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 9/14/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 300
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Fikret Yegul is professor of history of art and architecture at the University of California, Santa Barbara. A scholar of Roman architecture, he has been a member of the Harvard Sardis Excavations in Turkey and the Ohio State University Isthmia Excavations in Greece. Yegul is the author of articles and books on Roman architecture, notably Baths and Bathing in Classical Antiquity, which received the Alice D. Hitchcock Award from the Society of Architectural Historians in 1994.

Preface
Introduction
Popularity of Roman Bathing Culture
Bathing Rituals and Activities
Time of Bathing
Routine of Bathing
Bathing, Exercise, and Games
Bathing Order
Entertainment in Baths
Eating and Drinking in Baths
Seneca's Description of Public Baths
Critics of Roman Bathing: Ethical and Moral Concerns
Yearning for Republican Simplicity and Criticism of Luxury
Did Roman Baths Encourage Uncouth Behavior?
Excesses of Eating and Drinking
Sex, Nudity, Men, Women
The Roman Bath as a Democratic Institution
Origins and Development of Roman Baths and Bathing
Literary Evidence
The Greek Bath and the Greek Gymnasium
Farm Traditions of Rural Italy
Balneae and Thermae
Thermal Baths and Spas
Archaeological and Physical Evidence
Early Examples from Pompeii, Campania, and Fregellae
The Pompeian/Campanian Bath Type and Its Dissemination
Baths in Rome, Ostia, and Tivoli
Rome
Ostia
Tivoli
Baths of Hippias: A Neighborhood Bath
Heating and Water Supply Systems of Roman Baths
The Heating of Roman Baths
Floor Heating Systems and the Hypocaust
Sergius Orata and the Origins of the Hypocaust
Wall Heating Systems
Tiles with Nipples (Tegulae Mammatae) and Box-Tiles (Tubuli)
Furnaces
Heating of Water and Boilers
Testudines Alveolorum
Laconica and Steam Bathing
Water Supply Systems
Architecture of Roman Baths
The Thermae of Rome
The Baths of Agrippa, First among the Imperial Thermae
What Is as Bad as Nero, What Is as Good as His Thermae?
Thermae of Trajan - The Maturation of a Type
Thermae of Caracalla: The Flagship of the Imperial Thermae
The Great Costs of Building an Imperial Thermae
Life in the Great Thermae
Gymnastic Uses of the Thermae
Roman Attitudes toward Gymnastics and the Gymnasium
Athletic Clubs in Thermae
Libraries and Classrooms in Thermae
The Immersive Sensory Experience of Thermae
Provincial Baths of North Africa
Imperial Thermae in North Africa
Hadrianic Baths in Lepcis Magna
Antonine Thermae in Carthage
Large East Baths at Mactar
The Large Baths at Djemila and the Baths of Licinius at Dougga
The Baths of Julia Memmia at Bulla Regia - An Example of the Half-Axial Type
Small Baths with Creative Plans
The Small Baths at Cherchel and the South Baths at Karanis
The Small Central Baths at Timgad
The Hunting Baths at Lepcis Magna: "Purely Functional Form"
The Small Baths at Thenae
The Baths of Pompeianus at Oued Athmenia
Baths and Bathing in Asia Minor: The Gymnastic Tradition
The Bath-Gymnasium Complex: A New Architectural Type
The Baths of Vergilius Capito at Miletus: An Early Bath-Gymnasium
The Harbor Bath-Gymnasium at Ephesus: A Grand Establishment
The Vedius Bath-Gymnasium at Ephesus and the Imperial Bath-Gymnasium at Sardis
The Imperial Halls and the "Marble Court" of Sardis
An Unusual and Awkward Plan: The East Bath-Gymnasium at Ephesus and the Bath-Gymnasium at Alexandria Troas
The Baths of Faustina at Miletus: An Asymmetrical Arrangement
The Bath-Gymnasium during Late Antiquity
Baths of the Southern Hilly Regions: Lycia, Pamphylia, and Pisidia
The Baths of Rough Cilicia
"Hall Type" Baths and Their Social Significance
Bathing and Baths in the East during the Late Antique and Byzantine Periods: New Paradigms of Social Use
The Baths of Constantinople
The Thermae of Zeuxippos
The Neighborhood Trilogy: The Mansion, the Church, and the Bath
Roman Baths of Antioch
"Somewhat to Our Dismay, It (Is) Another Bath": Bath C
Bath E
Small Baths in Syria as Agents of a New Social Paradigm
Some Thoughts on the Sources of the New Social Meaning in Bath Design and Use
Some Large Baths in Syria
Transformations of Roman Baths and Bathing in Christian and Islamic Societies
Christianity and the Changing Bathing Culture: "He Who Has Bathed in Christ Has No Need of a Second Bath"
What Christianity Really Objected to in Bathing
Alousia or the State of Being Unwashed
Early Islamic Baths in Syria: A Seamless Tradition
An Islamic Palace Bath: Khirbat al-Mafjar
The Bath as a Pleasurable Gathering of Friends in Islamic Society
Baths, Bathing, and Cleanliness in Postclassical European Societies
Baths in the Middle Ages: Agents of Hygiene or "Aesthetic Promiscuity"
"Bath Houses, Flee from Them or You Shall Die!"
Water as a Harmful Element and Cleanliness as a Matter of Appearance
Western Christianity and Latter-Day Alousia
Rediscovery of Public Bathing
Oriental Baths and Orientalism
Selected Bibliography
Glossary
Index
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