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THERMAE ROMAE by Mari Yamazaki

When Roman architect Lucius is criticized for his “outdated” thermae designs, he retreats to the local bath to collect his thoughts. All Lucius wants is to recapture the Rome of earlier days, when one could enjoy a relaxing bath without the pressure of merchants and roughhousing patrons. Slipping deeper into the warm water, Lucius is suddenly caught in the suction and dragged through the drainage at the bottom of the bath! He emerges coughing and sputtering amid a group of strange-looking foreigners with the most peculiar bathhouse customs…over 1,500 years in the future in modern-day Japan! His contemporaries wanted him to modernize, and so, borrowing the customs of these mysterious bath-loving people, Lucius opens what quickly becomes the most popular new bathhouse in Rome—Thermae Romae!
***Yen Press is pleased to present Thermae Romae in a deluxe oversized hardcover format, with each English volume containing two volumes of the original series!***
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THERMAE ROMAE Volume 1
by Mari Yamazaki 

November 2012 | ISBN: 978-0-316-22919-7 | $34.99 ($38.99) | 352 pages | 7”x 10.125″ | Older Teen

When Roman architect Lucius is criticized for his “outdated” thermae designs, he retreats to the local bath to collect his thoughts. All Lucius wants is to recapture the Rome of earlier days, when one could enjoy a relaxing bath without the pressure of merchants and roughhousing patrons. Slipping deeper into the warm water, Lucius is suddenly caught in the suction and dragged through the drainage at the bottom of the bath! He emerges coughing and sputtering amid a group of strange-looking foreigners with the most peculiar bathhouse customs…over 1,500 years in the future in modern-day Japan! His contemporaries wanted him to modernize, and so, borrowing the customs of these mysterious bath-loving people, Lucius opens what quickly becomes the most popular new bathhouse in Rome-Thermae Romae!

Thermae Romae volume 1
THERMAE ROMAE Volume 2
by Mari Yamazaki 

May 2013 | ISBN: 978-0-316-23219-7 | $34.99 ($38.99) | 352 pages | 7”x 10.125″ | Older Teen

Whenever Roman architect Lucius is suddenly submerged in water, he always surfaces to find himself in the land of the “flat-faces,” a people whose appreciation for the public bathhouse matches that of even the mighty Romans! (Little does he realize that the land of his watery journeys is in fact the Japan of 1,500 years in the future!) Observing the strange practices of these foreigners has allowed Lucius to revolutionize the Roman bathhouse, and public opinion on his innovations—and on Aelius Caesar, the emperor-to-be to whom these marvels are attributed—soars. But those in the Senate maintain strong reservations about the suitability of the emperor-to-be, and they mean to cut off the flow of support at its source—Lucius!

THERMAE ROMAE volume 2
THERMAE ROMAE  Volume 3
by Mari Yamazaki 

February 2014 | ISBN: 978-0-316-36911-4| $40.00 ($44.00) | 384 pages | 7”x 10.125″ | Older Teen

Though he has been trapped in the twenty-first century for several weeks, Lucius is still amazed at the wondrous innovations of the flat-faced people, and meeting Satsuki has given him an even greater understanding of the things he has seen – not to mention an undeniable flutter in his heart. But despite his curiosity for this land, Lucius worries at the amount of time that has passed since he left Rome. The political atmosphere was already tense after the death of the emperor’s heir, and Lucius fears what may befall Rome and the ailing Hadrian in his absence. Yet matters are no less precarious in the hot-springs town of Ito. With aggressive developers bullying the established inns, Lucius may be called upon to save the sacred appreciation for the bath both in the past and in the present in this final volume of THERMAE ROMAE!

THERMAE ROMAE volume 3
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