balaneion

balaneion

A Greek term for a bath.
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In this paper I will suggest that literary references to bathing in antiquity refer almost exclusively to men, and that the Greek public bath, or balaneion, was a gendered space reserved for men alone.
By the mid-5th century BCE the balaneion, or public bath, was well-established.
The archaeological evidence suggests that from the Archaic through the late Classical periods the balaneion was a gendered space reserved for men.
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