The Roman castra from Dacia during the “Military
Anarchy” time. II. Their Baths and the Issue of External
Dislocations of the Province’s Troops in this Interval Cover Image

The Roman castra from Dacia during the “Military Anarchy” time. II. Their Baths and the Issue of External Dislocations of the Province’s Troops in this Interval
The Roman castra from Dacia during the “Military Anarchy” time. II. Their Baths and the Issue of External Dislocations of the Province’s Troops in this Interval

Author(s): Dan Matei
Subject(s): Archaeology
Published by: Editura Mega
Keywords: Dacia; period of the “Military Anarchy”; baths belonging to castra; external dislocations/permanent transfer; reduction of the active surface of the baths

Summary/Abstract: There are enough cases of military baths in Germania Superior and Raetia when their functionalsurface was reduced or some parts were given other functions than those specific to the baths in the Late Period(the 2nd third of the 3rd century). The diminution of the number of the baths users was considered a cause for suchreductions. An important reason behind the diminishing number of soldiers in the border areas (and implicitlyof users of the baths from auxiliary forts), during the Late Period was considered the fact that a part of themwere send from their garrison spots for missions in other areas (and – if – they returned with incomplete effectives,to various degrees).In the same Late Period, troops or detachments of troops from Dacia were frequently dislocated outside theprovince for wars waged against the enemies of the Empire or during Roman internal confrontations (as a resultof the repeated usurpations during this period). Specialists have wondered if some of the detachments from thetroops of the province returned to their forts after the end of the hostilities or the temporary dislocations turnedinto permanent transfers in weak points or in certain concentration areas.Through the present initiative we wish to verify the variants from the perspective of the used area ofmilitary baths.

  • Issue Year: 29/2015
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 157-190
  • Page Count: 33
  • Language: English