The spaces of private life

Roman affairs

In the Hellenistic-Roman quarter, as evidence of the trade that also took place in the city, workshops and spaces dedicated to production and trade were found, directly annexed to the domus: these rooms were located on the ground floor and opened directly onto the street, like real shops.
They might have overlooked the main arterial roads or secondary roads; in the former case they were generally larger in size, while the latter usually served as service rooms.
Insula II was the most eventful: an oil mill, called torcularium, and a tavern, probably a taberna or caupona , with an unusual counter equipped with large cavities to place the amphorae used for the sale of drinks were found.
Frantoio per l’olioIn addition, several lava stone mills have been identified throughout the area, operated by slaves to grind wheat , which has always been cultivated in the Agrigentine fields.

The Hellenistic-Roman quarter

The centre of politics in Agrigentum

The ancient port of Agrigentum

Cicero’s account: Agrigentum in In Verrem

The provincial layout of Sicily

The Roman necropolis

The Kolymbetra Garden

The Romans settle in Agrigentum

A Sanctuary for the Latin gods

The forum in the city of the Akragantines

Hellenistic heritage on the streets of Agrigentum

The wellness centres of the Romans

Breathing in world heritage together

Politics comparison: Akragas and Agrigentum

Works for the muses: the mosaics of the Hellenistic-Roman quarter

From Akragas to Agrigentum

The sarcophagus of the Child

An exceptional discovery: the thermal baths of Agrigentum

The domus, guardians of private life

The driver of Agrigentum’s well-being

Mens sana in corpore sano: the gymnasium of Agrigento

The life of young people in Roman times

Roman affairs

The cult of the Emperor

Vegetation in the Gardens

The theatre of origins

The Oratory of Phalaris

The Living Almond Museum

Moments of leisure: the theatre

The gods of Agrigento

The Punic Wars and the final conquest of Akragas

The tomb of Theron