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Oxford Cambridge and RSA Examinations



OCR 2005 Source Material 1
Oxford Cambridge and RSA Examinations GCSE Latin

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1 Topic 1: Daily Life in Roman Society

1.1 Plan of a Roman House

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atrium peristylium
vestibulum 1 3

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Drawing: J. Barnett (Adapted from

1. impluvium pool for rain water
2. triclinium dining room
3. tablinum study

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1.3 View of a garden from Herculaneum

© M. Thorpe

1.4 Fountain in the Street of the Shops, Pompeii

© A. Carter
Public fountains like this one stood at many street corners. This is where most
people drew their water, but richer citizens paid a tax so that they could…

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1.5 The Forum, Pompeii

1.5.1 Ground plan of the forum

2 1. Temple of Jupiter, Juno and Minerva
N 2. Food Market
1 3. Temple of the Lares of Pompeii
4. Temple of the Emperors
5. Eumachia's Clothworkers' Guildhall
6. Polling station
7. Municipal offices
10 3 8. Basilica

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1.7 View of a thermopolium or snack bar in the Street of the
Shops, Pompeii.

© M. Thorpe

1.8 Plan of the Forum Baths, Pompeii

entrance Men's Baths

1. apodyterium
11 palaestra 2. frigidarium
3. tepidarium
11 4. caldarium
5. furnace
Women's Baths
2 6. frigidarium
7. apodyterium

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1.9 Cross-section of the hypocaust in the Stabian Baths,

1. brick pile
2. flue in side walls
3. floor



Drawing: J Barnett
(Adapted from

The floor was suspended on brick piles, so that hot air could circulate beneath
and warm both the room and the…

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1.11 The apodyterium (changing-room) in the women's section of
the Stabian Baths at Pompeii.

Candidates should consult a photograph of an apodyterium
(changing room) similar to that printed in Cambridge Latin Course:
Book 1, Stage 9, p. 123.

1.12 The palaestra of the Stabian Baths at Pompeii.

© M. Thorpe…

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1.14 Roman Latrines (at Dougga, Tunisia.)

© M. Thorpe

The stone seats were over a channel of flowing water. The narrow channel in
front of the seats was for washing sponges.

1.15 Graffiti

Many of the graffiti found at Pompeii refer to the elections held there in 79AD.
Here are…

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Graffiti also give details of gladiatorial fights including the programme and

1.15.3 A Thracian versus a murmillo.

Victor: Pugnax from Nero's school: 3 times a winner.
Perished: Murranus from Nero's school: 3 times a winner.

1.15.4 OCEANUS Libertus XIII Vicit
Oceanus freedman 13 times a winner

ARACINTUS Libertus...IIII periit…


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