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Flashcards in Baths Culture Deck (9)
1

balneae

small private bath

2

tepidārium

warm room, to acclimatize bathers to the difference in temperature between the cold and hot rooms

3

apodytērium

 

a changing room with stone benches and rows of deep holes in the walls for holding clothes

4

caldārium

hot room, with hot bath and hot air like the modern Turkish bath, best lit room, equipped with basins and tubs. ceiling usually domed to allow condensation to run off

5

frīgidārium

cold room, with cold plunge bath at one side

6

palaestra

exercise ground, in the big public bathing establishments, in the open air with a covered portico around it

7

unguentum

oil which Romans would be rubbed in after exercising, cleanesed and refreshed the skin

8

thermae

big public bath

9

strigilis 

metal instrument to remove excess oil from skin