Flashcards in Baths - Ostia - Forum Baths Deck (17):
When was it built?
Second century AD (third quarter)
Who was it built by?
Where about was it?
South-east of forum
Significance of it?
Largest baths in Ostia
What was the total area?
c.3200 square meters
Where were the cold rooms?
Northern rectangular part of building
What did the cold rooms have?
Where were the warm rooms?
A compromise of the southern warm rooms?
Built in a way that they received maximum sunlight in the afternoon
Where did the sunlight come from?
The west; huge windows; must have had glass in to maintain correct temperature
There was 1 room dedicated to '_______'
What did the sunbathing room have?
A open window
What were the walls originally decorated with?
Marble with plaster above
What were floors decorated with?
Black and white mosaics with geometrical motifs
What happened at the end of fourth century to the walls and floors?
Decorated with (often re-used) marble
What was found in the forum?
Statues (unknown if they belong to the building)