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Transcript of Roman Housing
types of homes
The Rich Romans lived in a domus or huge house with many amenities. It also had many rooms.
The Poor Romans lived in islands which were like ancient apartments. The islands were 6 or more stories high and could fit several families.
The Rich Romans also had villas which were homes that also were used for other purposes. People today still have villas!
Ancient Roman Houses
Ancient Roman houses were located in many cities in Rome, and the rich Romans live in a nicer area then the Poor Romans. The poor Romans lived in a poor neighborhood.
Roman villas are were the rich lived on the country side so they can have more peace.
Ancient Roman Houses
The Poor Romans live in insulae, with six- eight buildings with three storeys. The bottom floors are for businessAND The top floors are for living, like (beds,and kitchens.) The Rich Romans lived in big houses.
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A Roman Domus is were the rich lived in the city.
Roman islands are were the poor lived in the city.Roman islands were apartment buildings.
Materials of Roman Houses
A Roman domus is made out of marble walls, colored stone floors, and windows and small panes of glass. They also had furnaces that heated the floor. A Roman island was made out of straw,wood,clay and crude bricks. These materials were not very good to use.
Domus's had many amenities like...
-a furnace for heating rooms
-pipes to bring water to all floors.
Islands were not so nice,and didn't really have any amenities.
Rich Roman houses
1. Describe a Roman island home.
2. Compare a Roman domus with an island home.
3. Explain why Romans would want to live in a villa.
4. List the advantages of living in a domus.
5. Hypothesize which type of home Julius Caesar would've lived in. Why?
Poor Roman houses
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