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Roman baths were a very important building structure for Roman citizens. No matter the size of the baths, the number of rooms, when it was built, where it was built, or which Emperor commissioned it, baths always contained the same style of rooms.
Thermae: this word refers to the bath complexes themselves. It is usually used in relation to Imperial bath complexes.
The bath complexes had three main rooms: the frigidarium, the tepidarium and the caldaium.
The atrium: the first room that a Roman may encounter in the bath complex. It may have been used as an exercise ground.
The apodyterium: the room where Roman visitors would undress before entering the baths. Slaves would be in charge of looking after the clothes.
The frigidarium: a room which had a cold plunge pool
The tepidarium: a warm bath where bathers would come to sweat. This room allowed them to transition between the frigidarium adn teh caldarium. Since it was a room to simply sit in, the tepidarium was often one of the most decorated rooms in a Roman bath.
The caldarium: a hot bath
The palaestra: an outside exercise ground. Men could exercise here, for example weights and discus's have been found from this area. Men could cover their bodies in oil, which would then be removed, along with the dirt from their skin, with an instrument called a strigil.
A bath complex may even have a steam room (similar to the modern sauna).
Bathing complexes may also have a slightly smaller set of baths for women.see more
During Odysseys' journey home he visits many different islands and meets many different people. One island he goes to is Aeaea, where the goddess Circe lived. When the crew reached shore Odysseus sent a group of his men to explore the island. The men stumble across the home of the goddess Circe, where they saw strange creatures such as lions and panthers. Circe lures them into the house and offers them food and drink. However, it was actually a trap. The goddess uses her magic to turn the men into pigs, who Odysseus has to later rescue.see more