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A Report on the quality of the Roman Publics Health

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A Report on the quality of the Roman Publics Health By Andrew Eustace Introduction This report is about the public health of the Romans. In this report I will try to make a conclusion to the question posed, how good is the health of the Roman public? Public health facilities The facilities of the Romans are generally well thought out and built extremely well. The first topic of the Romans health facilities that I will touch upon is the water supplies. The water is diverted from a spring to an aqueduct that is specially built to transport the water. These constructions carry the water from the spring's top different destinations. The aqueducts are posted all over the countries populated by the Romans. Thirty metre tall arches have been built, which supports the water channels, quickly and efficiently using stone by hundreds of Roman men. Not all of the aqueducts have been built that they are raised above the ground. Much of the water in Roman Britain is supplied in aqueduct-contoured channels. These are dug into the ground up to one meter deep, one point six meters wide and more than eight miles long. These constructions carry the water from the spring's top different destinations. The aqueducts are posted all over the countries populated by the Romans. The aqueducts are best when they are built up high as this stops contamination of the water due to animals, plants and other sources. ...read more.

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When the water was emptied from the baths, in many cases it then goes to the latrines [also explained later]. This way the water has a type of recycling and is used twice. The water from the latrines of course then empties into the sewers. This is a very good way to reuse the water. I feel that the water supplies are well transported and kept clean for good health but are not equally shared out. Baths Many of the Romans use the baths each day to clean themselves. As many as five hundred Romans use the public baths each day, which is very commendable. This shows that the Romans have a good sense of hygiene and keep healthy. This is a very good way to keep cleanliness. These baths help people rid themselves of fleas, which carry disease. To enter the public baths it only costs quadrans, this is very reasonable and a price worth paying to keep healthy. Latrines The Romans have public toilets called latrines. Going to the toilet is a very sociable occasion and when in the latrines you can speak with other latrine goers. The latrines usually consist of two benches opposite each other in an enclosed room. There are a number of holes in the benches that are used to sit on to go to the toilet. ...read more.

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The settlements are also placed at the foot of a wooded hill as the winds which come through the trees in the wooded hill are health giving. Battle forts have been built up on high land. The advantage of this in an attack is that it is much harder for the enemy to travel up a hill rather than down a hill and has many more advantages in the case of an attack. Public health is very important because of the little knowledge about disease. As the causes of disease and cures for disease and illness are not very vast then when somebody becomes ill then it is usually only luck, which helps them recover. Overall, I feel that the Romans are trying their best to keep public health to the highest standards possible. The construction of the buildings, aqueducts, baths, lavines, drains, sewers and other public conveniences are well thought out, made to be substantial and have the health of the public at heart. To the best of our knowledge, the equipment used is clean and has no way of causing illness or transferring illness. The percentage of the clean water to the public is far too low and I would be keen to see an increase of water supplies so that there is no need for want. All in all, construction is excellent, it is very well built and, all except the amount of water for the public, it is fair. Out of ten, I would present the Romans public health with a satisfactory eight. ...read more.

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