Roman Baths

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What room did Romans not have at their homes?
A bathroom
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Give two reasons why people would visit the baths
To clean and to exercise
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What did people have to do in order to be let into the baths?
Pay a small admission fee
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What was a palaestra?
An exercise area
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What activities could you do in the palaestra?
Throw a large ball around, discus throwing, fencing with wooden swords, Wrestling
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What was the apodyterium?
Changing room
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Where were people's clothes placed?
In recesses in the walls
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What was the tepidarium?
Warm room
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What was the caldarium?
Hot room
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What was the bath made of in the caldarium?
Marble
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What shape was the caldarium?
Large and rectangular that was the width of the room
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What did they use because soap didn't exist?
Olive oil
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What was a strigil?
A blunt metal scraper that scraped off the olive oil and dirt
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What was at the other end of the caldarium?
A large stone basin filled with cold water
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What was the frigidarium?
The cold room
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What was the name of the heating system in the baths?
Hypocaust
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Where else was this heating system used?
In private houses
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Where was the furnace in this system?
Under the floor next to the caldarium
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How was the floor supported? Why?
Small piles of tiles so hot air from the furnace could circulate
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What are flues?
Channels built into the walls
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What was used as their fuel?
Wood
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What was the sequence of areas in the baths?
1) Palaestra 2) Apodyterium 3) Tepidarium 4) Caldarium 5) Frigidarium (optional)
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Name some baths that are still here today that can be used as source evidence
Stabian baths in Pompeii
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What were the pipes to transport water made of?
Lead
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What source provides evidence there were many rooms?
Ruins in Herculaneum
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Why were the baths the last places to be shut off from the water supply?
The baths was the city's income
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What was a palaestra?

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