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Tue April 9, 2013
Roman baths, libraries a model for Commerce?
A combination swimming pool/library might sound odd today, but ancient Romans cared for both body and mind at similar facilities.
Texas A&M classics professor Dr. Steven Oberhelman describes how Rome's public baths provided a place for exercize, study and socializing for even smaller Roman towns. Swimming and reading were among many activities available for Roman citizens at the baths.