Peter Stothard

A neglected corner of Roman history

We know a lot about Roman baths, says Peter Stothard, but not so much about their lavatories. Ann Olga Koloski-Ostrow in The Archeology of Sanitation in Roman Italy has the subject comprehensively covered

Latrines dating from the second century at Ostia Antica, outside Rome. Photo by: Prisma/UIG via Getty Images

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