Roman Housing

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Atrium
The main reception room. Usually the most lavishly decorated room in the house. As well as a reception area for guests, the atrium was also where household weaving took place.
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Peristylium (Peristyle in English)
The garden of the house. Though in the case of a Roman house, it was incorporated into the house itself, was quite private.
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Impluvium
A rectangular opening in the roof of the atrium allowed sunlight into the room. A rectangular pool which collected rain water.
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Triclinium
The Roman dining room. The name refers to the 3 dining couches it normally had.
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Tablinum
Meeting room of the house. It was situated between the atrium and the peristylium. Generally had no walls separating it from the atrium.
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Exhedra
Unknown what it was used for. The room at the end of the peristylium.
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Taberna
Used as shops. Usually there was a brick counter to display goods by the entrance.
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Cubiculum
Bedroom of a Roman house.
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Lararium
Shrine to the household gods (Lares)
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Domus
Roman word for house
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Culina
Kitchen of a Roman house, this was a private room.
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The garden of the house. Though in the case of a Roman house, it was incorporated into the house itself, was quite private.

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Peristylium (Peristyle in English)

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A rectangular opening in the roof of the atrium allowed sunlight into the room. A rectangular pool which collected rain water.

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The Roman dining room. The name refers to the 3 dining couches it normally had.

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Meeting room of the house. It was situated between the atrium and the peristylium. Generally had no walls separating it from the atrium.

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