Bathing culture in Roman Sicily (2nd c. BC – 4th c. AD)
The project investigates the bathing culture in the main Sicilian cities under Roman rule (2nd BC – 4th AD). The main goal is to understand what consequences had the construction of the bathing complexes within the cityscapes. A comparison between the bathing culture in Sicily and in other Roman territories can show the role of Sicily in Roman times, which has been so far marginalized and underestimated, and how different areas were integrated into the Empire. This observation will contribute to the ongoing debate on the “Romanization” and the theoretical concepts of globalization and glocalization.