'This is an affectionate and scholarly account of the ancient romans' passion for bathing which builds on the author's more extensive study, Baths and Bathing in Classical Antiquity.' History Today
Fikret Yegul examines the social and cultural aspects of one of the key Roman institutions. Yegul traces the origins and development of baths and bathing customs and analyzes the sophisticated technology and architecture of bath complexes. Richly illustrated and written in an accessible manner, this book is geared to undergraduates for use in courses on Roman architecture, archaeology, civilization, and social and cultural history.