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 two main characteristics of this model of building are the reduction of the importance of the palaestra and the equal smaller frigidarium.
The frigidarium is a cold bathroom, with pools filled with cold water in the center of the room or by the walls.
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.
Los locales destinados a ello derivan directamente de las termae romanas, que estaban compuestas de seis salas: apodyterium, laconicum, caldarium, frigidarium, tepidarium y unctuarium (5), a las que se podian anadir una palestra o un gimnasio adosado.
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.
An Abbasid coin of the second half of the eighth or first quarter of the ninth century (95-377) was found in a demolition context in the bath's 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.
Later, in the second century AD, the large halls of the thermae--the frigidarium in particular, but also, in the East, the Kaisersaal--in turn became veritable museums: just think of all that comes from the ensembles of Cherchel, Cyrene, or Lepcis Magna, of Ephesus or Miletus; and in Rome, from the baths of Caracalla.
diocese -- Pope Pius IV commissioned Michelangelo to convert the central hall of the baths' frigidarium -- the cooling-off room -- into a church.
Se constatan en el apodyterium (termas masculinas del foro de Herculano, villa San Marco de Stabiae), frigidarium (villa de Boscoreale, termas del Pequeno Gimnasio de Pergamo), caldarium (termas de los Cisiarii de Ostia, termas femeninas de Stabiae, termas suburbanas de Herculano, villa de Settefinestre, villa de Boscoreale, Heerlen) y palestra (termas del foro de Pompeya) (Ambrogi, 2005: 54-55).