Roman Baths ben - missyoungsclass

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By: Ben Ewing
Function of Baths
 Social Meetings
 Taking Baths
 Restaurant
 Fitness Center
 Bar
 Community Center
Design
 Several Blocks long
 Different Rooms
 Could be different buildings
Toilets
 Public
 Men and Women Share
 Close together
Palaestra
 Exercise Courtyard
 Men and Women Separated
 Work up light sweat
 Trochus for Women
 Ball Sports for men
Apodyterium
 Changing Room
 Slaves watch belongings
 Thieves common visitors
Tepidarium
 Strigiling
 Roman tool to wipe sweat and dirt
 Used oil, not soap
 Done by slave if you had one
 Could get massage
 Hair plucking
Caldarium
 Hottest Room
 Opens pores
 Hot Pool
 Heated by the hypocaust
 Heats the tiles
 Shoes worn to prevent burns
Frigidarium
 Very cold water
 Closes your pores
 Meant as a refresher
Background
 Thermae built by State
 Balneae privately owned
 Social Place
 Like a community center
Baths of Caracella
 Public library
 Swimming pool
 Rome, Italy
Activities
 Entertainment
 Juggling
 Theater
 Poetry
 Philosophy
Baths Heated
Bibliography
 http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/E/Roman/Texts
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