from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- An anointing-room in a Roman bath.
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But in the unctorium the attention of Vinicius was turned to other objects; namely, to wonderful slave women who were waiting for the bathers.
The unctorium was full of sunlight and the hues which came from the many-colored marbles with which the wall was faced.
NEXT morning, Petronius had barely finished dressing in the unctorium when Vinicius came, called by Tiresias.
In the unctorium the two Grecian maidens, the Phrygians, and the two
Acte conducted her to her own unctorium to anoint and dress her; and though there was no lack of slave women in Cæsar's house, and Acte had enough of them for her personal service, still, through sympathy for the maiden whose beauty and innocence had caught her heart, she resolved to dress her herself.