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a training school for gladiators, which was flanked at least on one side by shops of workers in bronze (Hor. AP 32; Porphyrio, Acron, et comm. Cruq. ad loc.). Its location is unknown, but it may possibly have been built by the Triumvir Lepidus, or his son. By the fourth century (Porphyrio, loc. cit.) it had been transformed into a bath and was known as the balneum Polycleti. This name may have been given to the whole establishment from some sign representing the famous sculptor, that had been adopted by the bronze workers of the ludus (Hor. loc. cit.), or it may have been that of the owner of the baths (Jord. i. I. 413; Hermes 1875, 416-424; RE i. 593).

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