Research paper on three Roman aspects of life: roman baths, roman theatre, and the roman army
People today think of bathing as a private activity, while Romans usually bathed in public facilities that in some ways resemble modern spas or health clubs. Roman baths were generally used for entertainment, healing, or to just simply get clean. There were 170 baths in ROme during Octavius' reign and by 300 A.D. that number had increased to over 900 baths.
The baths were vast buildings built at either public expense or by rich emperors who wanted to impress their subjects. Occaisionally rich Romans who were trying to gain popularity would pay entry for a whole day for anyone…
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