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Dressing Room of the Bath
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A view looking south at the (un)dressing room (apodyterium) of the bath that is part of the complex of Julia Felix.  It is entered directly from the main east-west street that is currently called via dell Abbondanza.

This was a private, not a public bath, that may have been frequented by some of the "elite" of the city.


The house of Julia Felix (Praedia di Giulia Felice) is a very large complex that was rebuilt after the earthquake of A.D. 62.  It is located just to the northwest of the Amphitheater.  Two blocks (insulae) of Pompeii were combined into one to form it.  The complex consists of four parts: an atrium house, a large formal garden, a bath complex, and a large working garden.

From an inscription, it is known that it was owned by Julia Felix and parts of it were available to be rented to the elite of Pompeii.