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    Balineum Lux Aeterna – Roman Bath House
    Translation: Eternal Light Bath House

    Roman Baths
    The Romans loved going to the baths. They went not only to swim but to relax, chat, enjoy a hot sauna, make a business deal, or to gamble. Roman baths were sumptuously decorated places of health, pleasure, and socialising that stood for the Roman way of life.

    Many Roman towns had baths, as well as army camps and rich men’s villas. Mixed bathing was not allowed, so usually women visited in the morning and men in the afternoon. Everyone from rich to poor and even slaves was allowed in the baths.

    The toilets in Roman times were communal, everyone sat together and did what they had to do whilst chatting with their friends.

    A Visit to the Baths
    A trip to the baths meant getting gradually hotter.

    Palaestra: an open courtyard for exercising.
    Changing Rooms: where he left his clothes.
    Frigidarium: the cold room. Here the visitor had a cold bath to wash off most of his sweat and dirt.
    Tepidarium: the warm room.
    Caldarium: the hot room. The hot room was filled was very hot steam, which opened the pores of the skin. Now a slave would scrape off the last of the sweat and dirt with a bronze scraper, called a strigil, and he could soak in a bath of hot water.
    Laconicum: an alternative to the caldarium this was like a sauna – hot but dry.
    Frigidarium: the cold room. He would revisit this room and be rubbed down with oil.

    The Baths were made for a Challenge set at SFUK (link below) and function as a public swimming pool. They have been play tested. The toilet block in the baths themselves are communal, there is a private block at the end of the left patio or you could put toilet doors on each of the internal blocks to make them private if you wish to.


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    Custom Content Included
    Rustic earth tone floor tiles by triciamanly at SFUK
    Mosaic floor tiles 1a-d by fizzbin at MTS https://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=247179
    Torrox stone floor 1 moune at MTS https://www.modthesims.info/d/415935
    Knot mosaic floor by rmschoon at MTS https://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=164597
    Fence from architectural details by kativip at Garden of Shadows https://www.digitalperversion.net/gar…?topic=25799.0
    Logs from architectural details by kativip at Garden of Shadows https://www.digitalperversion.net/gar…?topic=25799.0
    Vase (fire pit) from architectural details by kativip at Garden of Shadows https://www.digitalperversion.net/gar…?topic=25799.0
    Breath of time stone floor by kativip at Garden of Shadows https://www.digitalperversion.net/gar…?topic=22640.0
    Breath of time wallpaper dark grey stucco by kativip at Garden of Shadows https://www.digitalperversion.net/gar…?topic=22640.0
    Breath of time wallpaper grey stone by kativip at Garden of Shadows https://www.digitalperversion.net/gar…?topic=22640.0

    Custom Content Not Included
    white roof trim defaults by Phaenoh at MTS https://www.modthesims.info/d/327787
    Amali pillows by moune at sims2artists https://sims2artists.com/index.php?topic=3689.0
    Landscape 3 clematis 04, ivy 01, lupin 01 by suza at simply styling https://simplystyling.de/homesims2.html
    Von trapp kitchen window, diagonal version by leesester at MTS https://www.modthesims.info/d/462362
    Lilies by Macarossi at MTS https://www.modthesims.info/d/237912
    Short pedestal planter by macarossi https://www.modthesims.info/d/195044
    Trading places earthenware jug, tall vase, giant vase by Kate at Parsimonious https://gsimsky.parsimonious.org/arti…ng_Places.html
    Atlanta coffee and end table by Kate at Parsimonious https://gsimsky.parsimonious.org/arti…8-Atlanta.html
    Souk in the bath sink, toilet and pink recolours by Kate at Parsimonious https://gsimsky.parsimonious.org/arti…_The_Bath.html
    Statues: A show of force, Gally de Orleans, Alexia full of hair, Gloria, Phillipe of Aznac by thejim07 at MTS https://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=401296
    Stone bench by thejim07 at MTS https://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=328227
    Decorative marble fountain by jon119 at MTS https://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=282200
    Sundial by claireh82 at MTS https://www.modthesims.info/d/315300
    Invisible ceiling lamp (hard light) by nixnivis at Nixed Sims https://nixedsims.wordpress.com/2012/…mps/#more-6105
    Roman sets by tarox4sims2 at sims2graveyard https://sims2graveyard.com/download.html
    Roman dining table, loveseat big from roman set I (mobel)
    Roman chair from roman set II (mobel)
    Roman fountain, outside table, outside chair, whirl pool from roman set V (mobel)
    Roman pediment from roman architecture (verschiedenes)
    Adult Female Roman Slave Doll by xptl297 at SFUK
    Patricians and Slaves by by xptl297 at SFUK



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    University Nightlife Open For Business Pets Seasons Bon Voyage Freetime Apartment Life
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    Family Fun Glamour Life Celebration H&M Teen Style Kitchen & Bath Ikea Home Mansion & Garden
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    7 Responses

    1. Princess says:

      Amazing. This is really fantastic, well done!

    2. LadyAngel says:

      This is stunning – you really go out of your way to capture the atmosphere of every theme you build for and it shows!

    3. karen lorraine says:

      Thank you – I try my best. Glad you both like it.

    4. CheekyBugga says:

      I agree with the Ladies,no one could have done it better 🙂 well done hun

    5. xptl297 says:

      Wonderful! I haven’t seen many Roman baths in my life , but the pictures I can remember are not far from these ones. Well done!

    6. karen lorraine says:

      Thanks Donna.
      Xptl.: The baths are enhanced by your roman sim statues, Xptl, so thank you 🙂

    7. TheDeadSim says:

      Love the gardens and courtyards!! The rest is really great too 🙂

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