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AbstractAncient Roman Amenities offers a description of the finer things in life that you would not have expected to see before 79 AD People who lived in Ancient Rome had many amenities available to them such as paved roads and bridges markets running water for drinking toilets and bathhouses Keywords aqueduct balineae caldarium crepidines foricae forum frigidarium strata tepidariumThe people of ancient Rome were advanced in their construction of things that are frequently taken for granted today Ancient Romans could easily be referred to as the founders of irrigated water The water was used for bath houses fountains and in personal homes Not only did they have water readily available they also had roads bridges and market placesThe forum pl flora was a large open market space in an ancient Roman town Adkins Adkins 1994 In the forum crowds were addressed religious festivals were held and goods were sold Henrich 2006 There could be multiple flora in a large town Sperber 1998 Flora were a rectangular shape surrounded by public buildings such as shops offices and temples In larger towns there could be many flora with sections much like supermarkets where it was divided by what was being sold at the time Adkins Adkins 1994 The flora were the market places for food clothing and even prostitution Watkin 2009 It is believed by Sperber that villagers from surrounding areas would bring their goods into the forum by donkey-drawn carts daily The local townspeople sat in their permanent locations to sell goods or make trade Sperber 1998 Ancient Roman aqueducts supplied Roman towns with fresh water Adkins Adkins 1994 The fresh water was taken from lakes rivers streams and springs Henrich 2006 The water was initially irrigated for use in the public baths However once aqueducts were established water was used for drinking and in private bathhouses Where possible aqueducts ran at ground level or just below it Adkins Adkins 1994
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