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Latrinae: Roman Toilets in the Northwestern Provinces of the Roman Empire (Archaeopress Roman Archaeology #31) (Paperback)

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By Stefanie Hoss (Editor)
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Latrinae: Roman Toilets in the Northwestern Provinces of the Roman Empire' presents examples of Roman toilets from a wide area in northwestern Europe comprising Austria, Belgium, Britain, Germany and the Netherlands. Seven papers consider 'typically Roman' stone channel toilets, while five papers discuss the actually much more common wooden toilets of the cesspit type. Some studies concentrate on a single installation, others present a number of installations in their architectural surroundings. In addition, Roman chamber pots, which could be used either solo or in a toilet chair, are presented in two papers. A further paper on stercus, usually connected to latrine duty in the Roman army, questions this interpretation and offers a different meaning of the word. This book is the first collection on Roman toilets of the northwestern provinces, and gives a good overview of the possibilities for human waste removal in Roman times. The volume provides a fascinating introduction to this under-researched group of Roman installations.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781784917258
ISBN-10: 1784917257
Publisher: Archaeopress Archaeology
Publication Date: January 31st, 2018
Pages: 154
Language: English
Series: Archaeopress Roman Archaeology