The Importance of the Baths to Roman Society,

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Apart from their normal hygienic functions, they provided facilities for sports and recreation. Their public nature created the proper environment?much like a city club or community center?for social intercourse varying from neighborhood gossip to business discussions. There was even a cultural and intellectual side to the baths since the truly grand establishments, the thermae, incorporated libraries, lecture halls, colonnades, and promenades and assumed a character like the Greek gymnasium...
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There was even a cultural and intellectual side to the baths since the truly grand establishments, the thermae, incorporated libraries, lecture halls, colonnades, and promenades and assumed a character like the Greek gymnasium." (Baths and Bathing in Classical Antiquity. Cambridge: MIT, 1992) Just by the amount of baths there was in the Roman empire it is safe to say very important but what were the uses and who could use them? Roman baths had many uses in the Roman world...
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