A Body In The Bath House

He seemed to be avoiding this corpse with every possible excuse; it was odd, because when he showed me the body of Walla, the dead roofer, way back on my first day here, he had been perfectly composed, I went on ahead to the baths, ...

Author: Lindsey Davis

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781446457221

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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One of the Roman novels from the bestselling historical fiction Falco series. ‘There’s nothing wrong with Britain ... that is if you leave out the mammoth travelling distance from one’s dear Roman heritage!’ AD 75. As a passion for home improvement sweeps through the Roman Empire, Falco struggles to deal with a pair of terrible bath-house contractors who have been causing him misery for months. Far away in Britain, King Togidubnus of the Atrebates tribe is planning his own makeover. His huge new residence (known to us as Fishbourne Palace) will be spectacular – but the sensational refurbishment is beset by ‘accidents’. The frugal Emperor Vespasian is paying for all this; he wants someone to investigate. Falco has a new baby, a new house, and he hates Britain. But his feud with Anacrites the Chief Spy has now reached a dangerous level, so with his own pressing reasons to leave Rome in a hurry, he accepts the task. A thousand miles from home, he starts restoring order to the chaotic building site and realises that someone with murderous intentions is now after him...

Sturgis Illustrated Dictionary of Architecture and Building

BATH BATH. A. The immersion of the body, or of a part of it, in water or other liquid. By extension, the contact of the skin with, ... B. An arrangement or apparatus for bathing ; hence, an apartment or building containing baths.

Author: Russell Sturgis

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486148403

Category: Architecture

Page: 700

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Volume 1 of monumental 3-volume classic offers comprehensive and detailed coverage of architectural terms, individuals, and national styles. Total in set: over 100 photographs and more than 1,000 illustrations. Bibliography.

A Body in the Bathhouse

The 13th novel featuring Marcus Didius Falco finds the Roman P.I. in the midst of a home improvement that brings an unwanted “visitor” to his bathhouse.

Author: Lindsey Davis

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780446556477

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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The 13th novel featuring Marcus Didius Falco finds the Roman P.I. in the midst of a home improvement that brings an unwanted “visitor” to his bathhouse. Poor Marcus Didius Falco: The two shiftless contractors working on his new Roman bath house have left him with a horrible smell emanating from the below-ground furnace...and some gruesome site debris. Meanwhile, the king of the Atrebtes tribe in faraway Britain is planning his own home improvements. But the spectacular Fishbourne Palace he is building is beset by numerous financial problems... not to mention the “accidents” that seem to plague the construction site. Enter P.I. Falco to investigate the scene and make things right. But trouble starts anew when his favorite contractors from Rome appear on the scene, and Falco realizes that someone with murderous intentions is now after him....

Public Baths in Europe

The cleansing value of such baths and the swimming ath and shower bath , is to be found not so much in the ... would be much more reasonable to say of the swimming bath that it is a mere luxury , and that cleansing of the body could be ...

Author: Edward Mussey Hartwell

Publisher:

ISBN: IOWA:31858048096279

Category: Bath, Public

Page: 53

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A Treatise on Baths

Including Cold, Sea, Warm, Hot, Vapour, Gas, and Mud Baths, Also, on Hydropathy, and Pulmonary Inhalation, ... More to the point is a postscript , in which we read that " a large body of the most respectable inhabitants of Yarmouth and ...

Author: John Bell

Publisher:

ISBN: CHI:086924818

Category: Balneology

Page: 658

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Chambers s Encyclopaedia

Bath , BATHING As usually understood , thumping every part of his body , until all the bathing is the application of water in some form loosened epidermis or outer skin , which has been to the body , as in ordinary cold baths ...

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ISBN: COLUMBIA:CU02064251

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

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Chambers s Encyclop dia

Among accession of the House of Hanover , the order fell the Egyptians , the bath was practised as a religious into ... Man , it was framed for the government of the order , it was thought , ought to present himself pure in body and ...

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ISBN: HARVARD:HN52KG

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

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Chambers s

Among accession of the House of Hanover , the order fell the Egyptians , the bath was practised as a religious into ... Man , it was framed for the government of the order , it was thought , ought to present himself pure in body and ...

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ISBN: UOMDLP:ajd6864:0001.001

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From Something to Nothing

The most powerful mitzvah is the one which becomes inherently part of the body, rather than mitzvot that must be performed on or by the body. There is one subtle but important difference in the Bavli's version of the bath-house ...

Author: Harry Fox

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527535039

Category: Social Science

Page: 562

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Jewish mysticism approaches God as no-thing or nothing, reflecting Judaism’s traditional identification of God as incorporeal. Whereas technical philosophical language often employed to discuss Jewish mysticism has a tendency to ward off otherwise interested readers, this study sufficiently breaks down the technical language of Jewish mysticism in its various expressions to allow a beginner to benefit from what may otherwise be indescribable and only approached by consideration of what is not rather than what is. Integral to the title, From Something to Nothing, is the concept that God cannot be something, because that would be restricting, so God is simply no-thing. Ironically, the conventional religious expression for the biblical notion of creation is “something from nothing”, whereas the title of this volume is its precise opposite, which may at first seem to be illogical – creation in reverse. However, in a volume dedicated to various deliberations on magic and mysticism, the ultimate reality may receive expression as nothingness, that is, no-thingness, no quality associated with things. What adds to our difficulty today is that nothingness is inextricably linked with silence. Is silence also an element or indication of an ultimate reality or its absence? Or is it merely the reflection of nothing whatsoever? This is at the heart of modern debates between atheists and believers. Believers feel that even this silence speaks to this ultimate reality, whereas atheists claim that if you cannot show it, then you do not know it. In other words, believers are victims of their own wishful thinking. From Something to Nothing memorializes Canadian mystic and scholar Zalman Schachter Shalomi, z”l, engaging in particular aspects that he addressed at some phase of his colourful and erudite life, providing the reader with a broad spectrum of both phenomenological and intellectual topics.

The A to Z of Ancient Mesoamerica

SWEAT BATH. Important for cleansing and ritual purification of the body and for healing and medicinal purposes, sweat baths were ubiquitous in ancient Mesoamerica and are still found in many indigenous communities today.

Author: Joel W. Palka

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9781461671732

Category: History

Page: 236

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The A to Z of Ancient Mesoamerica covers some of the major discoveries throughout ancient Mesoamerica from the last 100 years. The results of previous and continuing research and explorations, plus recent interpretations of ancient cultures and new work at archaeological sites in Mesoamerica are summarized here. Included in this volume are information and insights on archaeological sites, material culture, social and economic organization, religion and belief systems, and the social history of ancient Mesoamerica. The entries contain geographical, chronological, historical, and interpretive data that serve as a condensed and accessible resource of reference material.