VII.1.8 Pompeii. Terme Stabiane or Stabian Baths.


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You can also browse an area of the baths using the links below.

The room numbers are those referred to on the pompeiiinpictures pages for VII.1.8.

This plan is to help you accurately locate the rooms shown in the photographs of the baths and related properties.

The plan is based on those in P.P.P. and World of Pompeii.

The room numbering is mainly that used in P.P.P. and Eschebach.

Key to plan and links to specific areas:

A:   Baths entrance and vestibule at VII.1.8

B:  South, east and north porticos

      [The west side may have formed a bowling court as stone balls were found]

C:   Palestra

D:   Pool

E:   Destrictarium - Room for preparing before, and cleaning after, gymnastic exercise

F:   Nymphaeum

G:   Nymphaeum

H:   Corridor from VII.1.51 entrance. See also  VII.1.51

J:   Corridor from VII.1.50 entrance. See also VII.1.50

K:   Corridor from VII.1.48 entrance leading to women's' baths.

L:   Workshop at VII.1.49. See also VII.1.49

L':  Rear room of workshop at VII.1.49. See also VII.1.49

M:   Rectangular well

M1: Treadmill to lift water

N1: Unheated private bath not in use in 79AD

N2: Unheated private bath not in use in 79AD

N3: Unheated private bath not in use in 79AD

N4: Unheated private bath not in use in 79AD

O:   Latrine

O'Windowless room with no door, west of latrine O,

       Originally part of latrine O but divided in two in Claudian era

       It has a small lunette in the east wall into the latrine O

       It was filled with rubble and waste in antiquity

P:   Cella and stairs to upper floor

Q:   Office of bath superintendent

R:   Bowling players room

S:   Room on south side of corridor J

T:   Rear room in room S with entrance to underground corridor

U:   Small room on south side of corridor J, just inside entrance VII.1.50

V:   Underground corridor and storeroom

       An irregular shaped room carved into the stone below the pool.

       Originally this was probably a tomb dating back to 6 or 7th century BC

1:    Antechamber to the men's apodyterium

1a:  Corridor previously an entrance which was later closed

1b:  Corridor to servants waiting room

1c:  Servants waiting room

2:    Men's apodyterium

2a:  Benches outside men's apodyterium

2b:  Service corridor at rear of men's baths

2c:  Service corridor at rear of men's baths

3:    Men's tepidarium

4:    Men's frigidarium

5:    Men's calidarium

6:    Water tanks

7:    Praefurnium or furnace room

8:    Women's baths anteroom - entrance to praefurnium

8:    Women's baths anteroom - entrance to women's baths

9:    Women's calidarium

10:  Women's tepidarium

11:  Women's apodyterium

12:  Corridor from entrance VII.1.17


To browse areas:

VII.1.8 Entrance, Gymnasium and Portico     - Rooms A-H; Q-R; V

Men's Vestibule and Changing Room              - Rooms 1; 1a; 1b; 1c; 2; 2a-2c

Men’s Warm, Hot and Cold Baths                    - Rooms 3-5

Women's Baths and Praefurnium                    - Rooms 6-12   Corridor K

North Side                                                         - Rooms J; M-P; S-U

VII.1.14 Entrance to men's waiting room 2a  - VII.1.14

VII.1.15 Rear entrance to service areas         - VII.1.15

VII.1.16 Workshop                                           - VII.1.16

VII.1.17 Entrance to corridor 12                     - VII.1.17

VII.1.48 Entrance to corridor K                       - VII.1.48

VII.1.49 Workshop                                           - VII.1.49

VII.1.50 Entrance to corridor J                        - VII.1.50

VII.1.51 Entrance to corridor H                       - VII.1.51


See Bragantini, de Vos, Badoni, 1986. Pitture e Pavimenti di Pompei, Parte 3. Rome: ICCD.

See Eschebach, H., 1979. Die Stabianer Thermen in Pompeji: Denkmaler antiker Architektur, Band 13, DAIR. Berlin: de Gruyter.

See Dobbins, J. J. and Foss, P. W., 2008. The World of Pompeii. Oxford: Routledge (DVD).

Please be aware that the room numbers shown may differ from any other plans or records both published and unpublished.