Tepidarium


Tepidarium

The tepidarium was the warm ("tepidus") bathroom of the Roman baths heated by a hypocaust or underfloor heating system.

There is an interesting example at Pompeii; this was covered with a semicircular barrel vault, decorated with reliefs in stucco, and round the room a series of square recesses or niches divided from one another by Telamones. The tepidarium in the Roman thermae was the great central hall round which all the other halls were grouped, and which gave the key to the plans of the thermae. It was probably the hall where the bathers first assembled prior to passing through the various hot baths (Caldaria) or taking the cold bath (Frigidarium) The tepidarium was decorated with the richest marbles and mosaics: it received its light through clerestory windows, on the sides, the front and the rear, and would seem to have been the hall in which the finest treasures of art were placed; thus in the thermae of Caracalla, the Farnese Hercules, and the Toro Farnese, the two gladiators, the sarcophagi of green basalt now in the Vatican, and numerous other treasures, were found during the excavations by Paul III in 1546, and transported to the Vatican and the museum at Naples.

ee also

* Caldarium
* Frigidarium

References

*1911


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  • Tepidarĭum — Tepidarĭum, 1) bei den Römern das Zimmer, worin laue Bäder genommen wurden, s.u. Bad III.; 2) das lauwarme Haus, in welchem die capischen u. ägyptischen Gewächse während des Winters in einer Temperatur von 5–9° R. gehalten werden, s.u.… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Tepidarĭum — (lat.), in den altrömischen Bädern das Zimmer für lauwarme Bäder (s. Bad, S. 241); auch eine Räumlichkeit mit einer Temperatur von 6–41° in Gewächshäusern (s. d.) …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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  • Tepidarium — El tepidarium, por Lawrence Alma Tadema (1836 1912) El tepidarium era el cuarto de baño tibio (de tepidus) de los baños romanos calentados por un sistema del hipocausto o de calefacción debajo del piso. Hay un ejemplo interesante en Pompeya. Este …   Wikipedia Español


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