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PART 1: Streets, Processions, Fora, Agorai, Macella, Shops. PART 2: Sites, Buildings, Dates
This book investigates the nature of 'public space' in Mediterranean cities, A.D. 284-650, meaning places where it was impossible to avoid meeting people from all parts of society, whether different religious confessions or social groups. The first volume considers the architectural form and everyday functions of streets, fora / agorai, market buildings, and shops, including a study of processions and everyday street life. The second volume analyses archaeological evidence for the construction, repair, use, and abandonment of these urban spaces, based on standardised principles of phasing and dating. The conclusions provide insights into the urban environment of Constantinople, an assessment of urban institutions and citizenship, and a consideration of the impact of Christianity on civic life at this time.
A Study of the Evidence from Italy, North Africa and Palestine A.D. 285-700
In this book Sadi Maréchal examines the survival, transformation and eventual decline of Roman public baths and bathing habits in Italy, North Africa and Palestine during Late Antiquity. Through the analysis of archaeological remains, ancient literature, inscriptions and papyri, the continued importance of bathhouses as social hubs within the urban fabric is demonstrated, thus radically altering common misconceptions of their decline through the rise of Christianity and elite seclusion. Persistent ideas about health and hygiene, as well as perpetuating ideas of civic self-esteem, drove people to build, restore and praise these focal points of daily life when other classical buildings were left to crumble.
In: Public Baths and Bathing Habits in Late Antiquity
In: Public Baths and Bathing Habits in Late Antiquity
In: Public Baths and Bathing Habits in Late Antiquity
In: Public Baths and Bathing Habits in Late Antiquity
In: Public Baths and Bathing Habits in Late Antiquity
In: Public Baths and Bathing Habits in Late Antiquity
In: Public Baths and Bathing Habits in Late Antiquity
In: Public Baths and Bathing Habits in Late Antiquity