Brothel and Latrine

Entering the first side street on the right hand side after passing the Scholastikia Baths one reaches the famed Latrina of Ephesus. The vaults that once covered the street have fallen down.

The spaces on the right belong to the ground floor of the Scholastikia Baths. A little further on one reaches the furnace of the baths. Facing the Latrina, the engraved figure on the foot of the arch belonging to the baths is Artemis of Ephesus. Figures of this kind can be seen quite often on the marbles in Ephesus.

As seen by the marks on its lintel and threshold the Latrina was entered by a double winged door. In the middle was a pool open to the sky,and at the sides stood the columns supporting the roof covering the sides. The floor was paved with mosaics. The closets were ranged side by side with no partitions between them.  Water flew down the narrow channel in front of the closets. The sewage was swept away by water coming from the Scholastikia Baths.
 
Brothel and Latrine

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