balaneion

balaneion

A Greek term for a bath.
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Today it is generally considered to be part of a neighboring balaneion, or bath building, of the Late Roman period.
221, for Balaneion H: "The hypo-caust of a Roman bath under Lysikra-tous Street probably belongs to the large building in front of the church of St.
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.