[LMB] A Civil Campaign

Casimira Walker-Smith aellairene at googlemail.com
Tue Jan 4 17:33:33 GMT 2011


Well, the baths were hardly clean, at least, not in the early Roman  
period. The baths at Pompeii had no outflow... There were doctors who  
told their patients not to swim with open wounds, or risk gangrene.

(Did anyone else watch Mary Beard's Pompeii program, or read the book?)



On 4 Jan 2011, at 15:44, Royce McDaniels <roycemcdaniels158 at gmail.com>  
wrote:

> that's because people were californicationizilating in them. nasty  
> evil S*X!
> what's a little disease and death compared to S*X??
>
> sigh.
>
> dressing change time (morphine phasers on full, captain!) royce
>
> On Tue, Jan 4, 2011 at 7:29 AM, Walter Bushell <proto at panix.com>  
> wrote:
>
>>
>> In Medieval Europe and the end of the Roman Empire, bathing was  
>> considered
>> bad form if not heretical. The Christians closed the baths in Rome.  
>> You can
>> imagine the effect of that on public life.



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