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How the Ancients Kept Cool

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How the Ancients Kept Cool

How the Ancients Kept Cool

How the Ancients Kept Cool

Only Available in Archive Formats.

Friday was the first official day of summer and it's high time to devise ways of beating the heat. Scott Simon turns to Elaine Fantham, Classics commentator, for information about ancient methods of keeping cool in hot climes.