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Title: Nullus in orbe sinus Bais praelucet amoenis
Subtitle: Riflessioni sull'architettura dei complessi c.d. 'dell'Ambulatio', 'della Sosandra' e delle 'Piccole Terme' a Baia
Author(s): DI LUCA, Gioconda
Journal: BABESCH
Volume: 84    Date: 2009   
Pages: 143-162
DOI: 10.2143/BAB.84.0.2041641

Abstract :
The ‘Villa dell’Ambulatio’, the ‘Villa della Sosandra’ and the ‘Piccole Terme’ at Baiae offer useful elements to define more exactly their socio-historical background. They are no property of the emperor, but of private citizens, as the clivi between the villas, the absence of inscriptions of imperial freedmen or members of royal family and modest artistic quality of the furnishings show. Chronologically the first building is the ‘Piccole Terme’ (second half 1st century BC), followed a few decades later by the ‘Villa dell’Ambulatio’, while still later is the ‘Villa della Sosandra’ (in Claudian Age). Finally, the ‘Villa della Sosandra’ and the ‘Piccole Terme’ form one complex around the second half of the 1st century AD and then include the ‘Villa dell’Ambulatio’, maybe in Severan Age.

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