Under this title we may group the
the Public Baths, the
Naumachia, and the
remains of one or two buildings of unknown purpose. A Greek
theatre might be classified as a religious building; but in Roman
times the theatre became more and more of a civic, and perhaps . less
of a religious building. Among the edifices enumerated above, the
Theatre is the only one that has received more than passing mention,
and many have not been noticed at all by the numerous explorers and
travellers who have visited Bosra. From the point of view of the
history of architecture, some of these buildings are more important
than those which have been the object of more thorough examination ;
for they represent classes of structures which are less commonly found
among the ruins of ancient cities.
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