What were Roman baths?

baths of diocletian - courtesy antmoose - CC-BYIn modern Western culture, we think of bathing as a private activity.  But in ancient Rome, bathing was a communal and social activity. This was conducted in facilities that in some ways are similar to  modern spas or health clubs.  In the 4th century there were at least 900 bath establishments in Rome. There was [more…]

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