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The Romans loved going to the thermae - the public baths - and the Pompeians were no exception. The town had three baths, and a fourth was under construction! Every day, people went to baths where they could exercise, wash and clean themselves, relax and meet friends. Join Quintus on his birthday, and experience an important, pleasurable part of Roman life.

The Stories

in palaestra Page 116

Quintus goes to the baths and celebrates his birthday with a bang...and a smash!

in taberna Page 120

When it comes to shopping, Metella and Melissa are Pompeii's best! Watch them in action as they descend on the toga store.

in apodyterio Page 122

Watch out, watch out, there's a toga-thief about!