Frigidarium


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Frigidarium

The cold water swimming bath in a Roman bath.

frigidarium

The cold section of a Roman bath, sometimes including a swimming pool (piscina). Also see bath, 3.
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The Roman bathing experience always included going from a hot room, or Caldarium, to a cold room, known as a Frigidarium, to energise and refresh the body.
First you soak up the atmosphere in the tepidarium, then it hots up when you go into the calidarium and the laconium, before finally relaxing in the frigidarium.
Modern equivalents of the tepidarium, caldarium and frigidarium are there, but so is a place in which water full of little bubbles fizzes upwards around you.
diocese -- Pope Pius IV commissioned Michelangelo to convert the central hall of the baths' frigidarium -- the cooling-off room -- into a church.
The book was translated by Jennifer and Terence Tunberg and their glossary includes words that may not be found in classic Latin texts such as pedirota, meaning roller skates, and armarium frigidarium, meaning refrigerator.