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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancient_Roman_bathing

Bathing played a major part in ancient Roman culture and society. Bathing was one of the most ... Such was the importance of baths to Romans that a catalogue of buildings in Rome from 354 AD documented ... Roman bathhouses often contained a courtyard, or Palaestra, which was an open-air garden used for exercise.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palaestra

The palaestra was the ancient Greek wrestling school. The events that did not require a lot of ... to, a bath. When the Arabs and the Turkish adopted the tradition of the Roman baths, they did not continue the tradition of the attached palaestra.

www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/lostempires/roman/palaestra.html

Palaestra Before stepping into a series of baths, you and other ... It was done, instead, to maintain health, as was recommended by the Roman medical ...

www.historylearningsite.co.uk/ancient-rome/roman-baths

Roman baths were part of the day-to-day life in Ancient Rome. ... A large complex would also contain an exercise area (the palaestra), a swimming pool and a ...

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The layout of Roman baths contained other architectural features of note. ... Roman bathhouses often contained a courtyard, or Palaestra, which was an open-air ...

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The Roman Bath. In Ankara, very close to the city's old center, the Ulus Square, there is a bath built during the reign of the Roman Emperor Caracalla (211 - 217  ...

www.dl.ket.org/latin1/mores/baths/history/page03.htm

There was no set order in using the baths...very un roman it seems. ... tepidarium after the laconicum. or perhaps run over to the palaestra for a few quick games ...

www.ancient.eu/article/98

Most Roman baths were also equipped with plunge pools, in which ... popular sports that were usually practiced in the palaestra (a central field) of Roman baths.

penelope.uchicago.edu/~grout/encyclopaedia_romana/romanurbs/baths.html

Characteristically Roman, the thermae were an important part of social life, where ... in the palaestra and from there to a sauna to induce an even greater sweat.

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In this sense, then, the use of the gymnasium and palaestra (and, indeed, the ... By the Roman period, gymnasia and baths were as magnificent as palaces, ...