1 hr 1 min

"Roman Rubdown" - On The Job At An Ancient Roman Bathhouse Working Over Time

    • History

Who’s ready to start this year off with a good old-fashioned, relaxing “Roman rubdown?” Today we welcome returning guest, Tim Moller, to lead us through all the delightful distractions of an ancient Roman bathhouse. From lubing up for massages, poolside dining, shopping, politicking, and public posturing, the Roman bathhouses were central hubs of personal and cultural, as well as economic exchange: They were dim, dank, but also discreet venues where people from all walks of life could mix and mingle, dropping the cares of everyday life along with their togs. So - grab that bikini or speedo, and let’s head in for a well-deserved day of rest and relaxation, ancient Roman style. (recorded on zoom)

Music by Joe Hisaishi

Who’s ready to start this year off with a good old-fashioned, relaxing “Roman rubdown?” Today we welcome returning guest, Tim Moller, to lead us through all the delightful distractions of an ancient Roman bathhouse. From lubing up for massages, poolside dining, shopping, politicking, and public posturing, the Roman bathhouses were central hubs of personal and cultural, as well as economic exchange: They were dim, dank, but also discreet venues where people from all walks of life could mix and mingle, dropping the cares of everyday life along with their togs. So - grab that bikini or speedo, and let’s head in for a well-deserved day of rest and relaxation, ancient Roman style. (recorded on zoom)

Music by Joe Hisaishi

1 hr 1 min

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