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Title: Roman Public Baths in Modern Libya
Author(s): MARÉCHAL, Sadi
Volume: 88 Date: 2013
This article aims to provide an overview of the archaeological research on Roman public baths in modern Libya. Besides a summary of the available literature, it also offers a critical reinterpretation of some of these bath buildings and tries to perceive possible recurrent patterns or remarkable features on an architectural level. The differences between the baths of Tripolitania and Cyrenaica are approached by analyzing the cultural and historical background of both regions. An appendix at the end of the article regroups some of the important information about the separate bath houses in a useful table.