The Indirizzo Baths stand near the centre of the modern city of Catania, on the eastern coast of Sicily. They are not a new discovery: the ancient structure is still a standing building, and as such it has always been part of the Catania’s urban fabric from antiquity to the present day. As a result, it is not just the best-preserved Roman bath-building in Sicily: it is among the best-preserved examples of its type anywhere in the Roman Empire, the original roofs of nearly every surviving room being, remarkably, intact. Despite this, the structure is little known, mainly because it has been publicly accessible only on sporadic occasions and therefore is not seen by the vast majority of visitors to Catania, or even by Catanians themselves. The purpose of this study is to make the baths better known to schol-ars by presenting a modern ad precise 3D survey of the standing structure, with new information above all on the building’s geome-try, functional layout and operation, on its construction techniques, as well as by setting it in the context of Roman bath-buildings in Sicily and in the wider Empire.
|Titolo:||The Indirizzo Roman Baths at Catania|
MARGANI, GIUSEPPE (Corresponding)
|Data di pubblicazione:||2018|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|