Justified & Ancient
- Feb 21, 2019
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I suppose its the same reason for a sauna followed by a plunge in the ice lake. (Then some more vodka)Now isn't that what the Romans used to do at the public baths? Dragging out my general knowledge from Latin lessons, they were in the hot steam room - which would open the pores and sweat stuff out - then they scraped themselves with the strigil - to wipe off the debris - and finally jumped into a cold plunge pool - which would close the pores again.
If anybody has more advanced knowledge of Roman bathing habits other than those imparted by the Cambridge Latin syllabus and the late great Pete Slowey (old-school Latin teacher), I will prepare to be enlightened!