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laconicum

The sweat room in a Roman bath.
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The impressive facilities include a steam room with amethyst quartz crystals and a Laconicum - a gentle thermal room.
Se conoce asimismo el hallazgo de un labrum en el laconicum de las pequenas termas de Segobriga (Almagro-Gorbea y Abascal, 1999: 98-99), actualmente desaparecido (7).
He was right not to enter the laconicum, the petite, maximum-temperature enclosure.
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.
A Spartan engineer was also the first to invent a 'Turkish' bath and build a sweat room, so throughout the Roman Empire the sweat room was called a laconicum. And it had the same effect on the Romans as a public lavatory has on more recent communicators - they felt an irresistible urge to write things on the walls.
TERMAS DE LOS ARCOS I Estancias [m.sup.2] Portico 192 [m.sup.2] Natatio/Area ajardinada 688 [m.sup.2] Palestra 1/Basilica Thermarum 1 306 [m.sup.2] Palestra 2/Basilica Thermarum 2 323 [m.sup.2] Apodyterium 1 100 [m.sup.2] Apodyterium 2 100 [m.sup.2] Frzgidarium 1 92 [m.sup.2] Frigidarium 2 92 [m.sup.2] Tepidarium 1 72 [m.sup.2] Tepidarium 2 72 [m.sup.2] Caldarium 144 [m.sup.2] Letrina 60 [m.sup.2] Laconicum 10 [m.sup.2] TOTAL: 2.251 [m.sup.2] TABLA 12.