A Roman House

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A Roman House:

A Roman House By Peyton Dee

Types of Houses:

Types of Houses Villa - (we-la) a large Roman house. Owned by u pper-class people. Domus - (do-mus)A normal house. Owned by middle-class people. Casa - (cas-ah) A hut. Owned by lower-class people. Insula -(in-su-la) An apartment building. It would have housed most of the urban citizen population, which included lower- and middle-class.

The Cubiculum:

The Cubiculum Pronounced cu-bik-u-lum It is a small room. The bedroom of the Roman house. Only used to sleep in.

The Atrium:

The Atrium Pronounced a-tree-um or ah-tree-um The Formal Entrance Hall Comes after the Vestibulum Also is the living roo m

The Vestibulum:

The Vestibulum Pronounced wes - tib -u-lum The entrance hallway Connected to the Atrium This is the hall that lead from the lanua (door) to the atrium.

The Taberna:

The Taberna Pronounced ta -bur- na A shop connected to the house The owners of the casa would most likely be the owners of the taberna There aren’t any entrances into the house when going in a taberna.

The Ala:

The Ala Pronounced a-la The “wings” opening from the atrium

The Culina:

The Culina Pronounced cul -in-ah The kitchen Meals were made here

The Exedra:

The Exedra Pronounced ex-eh- dra This is the garden room. It is found in the hortus (garden).

The Peristylium and Hortus:

The Peristylium and Hortus Pronounced (per-uh-sty-lee-um) (hor-tus) The peristylium is the colonnaded garden/colonnaded walkway. The hortus is the garden which surrounds the peristylium.

The Tablinum:

The Tablinum Pronounced tab- li -num The office; study. In the Roman times, it was the man’s office.

The Triclinium:

The Triclinium Pronounced tri- cl -in-um The dinning room Some casa’s had two tricliniums , where one would be placed inside and one outside in the garden.

House Layout:

House Layout

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