Itinerary B
Piazza Armerina

[4] a relaxing silence

Upon entering this place, the way in which sounds were perceived was very different from that in other parts of the baths. Imagine … the persistent chatter and laughter that filled the large space of the frigidarium fell away to a state of complete relaxation, interrupted only by the slow rubbing of servants’ hands as they massaged the athletic body of the main character with oils and creams.