The Baths of the Roman Empire

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Simeon Netchev
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published on 20 June 2023
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An infographic illustrating a typical Roman bathhouse design and elements. The Baths of the Roman Empire were a complex network of public facilities playing a major role in the daily lives of the citizens of the empire. Most Roman baths followed a similar layout of interconnected rooms and spaces, including a frigidarium (cold room), tepidarium (warm room), and caldarium (hot room), along with an apodyterium (changing room), natatio (swimming pool), and palaestra (exercise areas). This standardized arrangement allowed bathers to navigate the complex with familiarity regardless of their location within the empire.

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Simeon Netchev
Simeon is a freelance visual designer with a deep interest in the human side of history. He believes that every image should be an interaction, a commentary, and a narrative, and every map should lead on an exciting journey of exploration and discovery.

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Netchev, S. (2023, June 20). The Baths of the Roman Empire. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/17538/the-baths-of-the-roman-empire/

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Netchev, Simeon. "The Baths of the Roman Empire." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified June 20, 2023. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/17538/the-baths-of-the-roman-empire/.

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Netchev, Simeon. "The Baths of the Roman Empire." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 20 Jun 2023. Web. 27 Feb 2024.

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