Rudiments of ancient architecture, containing an historical account of the five orders, with their proportions, and examples of each from antiques also, extracts from Vitruvius, Pliny, &c. relative to the buildings of the ancients — London, 1810 (4. Aufl.)

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Mosaic work; the perfumes of Arabia
abounded; the water conducted through
pipes of silver, fell into cisterns of silver:
and as much time was spent by the Ro-
mans in bathing, and great numbers of
people resorted to the baths, they be-
came what we call a lounging place;
for here poets sometimes read their com-
position, and studious men used to com-
pose, hear, dictate, &c. The baths of
Dioclesian are reported to have had ac-
commodations for eighteen thousand
bathers. The names of the bathing
apartments were, Frigidafium, the cold
bath; Calidarium, the hot; and Tepida-
rium, the tepid: the stove room, Hypo-
causton; the sweating room, Sudatoria;
the undressing room, Apodyterium; the
perfuming room, Unctuarium.

Bossage, a term used for any stone laid
with a projection beyond the upright of
a building, to be afterwards cut into
mouldings, or other ornaments; it is
also used for rustic work, because the
rustics project over the perpendicular
of the building.

Bricks, the ancients used three sorts,
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