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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In the ancient Roman baths, an apartment heated to a certain temperature to prepare the body for the great heat of the hot and vapor baths, or to serve as a palliative to the cold of the frigidarium; also, the boiler in which the water was heated for the hot bath.

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  • noun A warm room in a Roman baths that was usually heated by a hypocaust

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  • Will Season 2 open with #Spartacus encountering Barca in the tepidarium?

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  • The Roman-style baths include an apodypterium , or changing room; a tepidarium , or warm room; and a caldarium , or hot room, along with a domed chamber for housing firewood.

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  • A layer of “dark earth” containing charcoal and bits of animal bone had accumulated to a depth of 1 foot 30 cm over the tepidarium floor, implying a considerable period of residential occupation.

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  • A layer of “dark earth” containing charcoal and bits of animal bone had accumulated to a depth of 1 foot 30 cm over the tepidarium floor, implying a considerable period of residential occupation.

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  • There were usually three different types of rooms available in the bath: the caldarium, the tepidarium, and the frigidarium.

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  • To the left of the Hellenic gate is the palaestra, an open area where young athletes would have exercised, and behind this is the Roman bath, divided as usual into frigidarium, caldarium, and tepidarium, depending on the temperature of the water.

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  • Next you take a quick plunge in the cold pools of the frigidarium or, if feeling weak of heart, cool off more gradually in the tepidarium.

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  • To the left of the Hellenic gate is the palaestra, an open area where young athletes would have exercised, and behind this is the Roman bath, divided as usual into frigidarium, caldarium, and tepidarium, depending on the temperature of the water.

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  • There were usually three different types of rooms available in the bath: the caldarium, the tepidarium, and the frigidarium.

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  • Next you take a quick plunge in the cold pools of the frigidarium or, if feeling weak of heart, cool off more gradually in the tepidarium.

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