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Roman House

Parts of a Roman house

Vestibulum a corridor that led to the fauces; a buffer between the home and the road
Fauces the main door
Atrium the largest and most ornate room; located near the entrance
Impluvium a shallow pool in the atrium that collects rain water
Compluvium an opening in the roof above the impluvium
Lararium family altar to the household gods located in the corner of the atrium
Tablinum study used my paterfamilias located behind the atrium and before the peristylium
Peristylium garden surrounded by a roofed colonade
Cubiculum small, sparsely furnished bedrooms on the sides of the atrium
Triclinium dining room with a table and three couches; a summer one was by the garden entrance in larger houses
Culina kitchen at the back of the house
Latrina bathroom located next to the culina
Created by: saabn