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Chapter 7 Culture

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Callie Crews

on 1 December 2014

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Chapter 7 Culture
apartment buildings.
where most poor Romans lived in the city.
they were stacked on top of each other.
very unsafe.
a wealthy Roman would own his own home in the city.
Wealthy Romans would also own a country house where they would visit in the summer. The vīlla was made up of 3 parts. 1st part held the: dining room, bakery, bedrooms, baths, kitchen, and the courtyard.
dining room
altar, where prayers were made to the gods. set up in the atrium (main room, entry hall)
entry hall, main room
small opening in the ceiling where water fell
pool below the compluvium in the atrium which collected the rain water
open courtyard located within the home
Slaves' Quarters
This was the second part of a Roman vīlla. This part housed the slaves and the livestock.
3rd part: storage
storehouses of grain, wine and oil presses, storage vats, hay lofts, ārea (open space) for grain
Vīlla rūstica
Name for all three parts of the vīlla (family's quarters, slaves' and animal's quarters, storage quarters)
Vīlla urbāna
city vīlla
luxurious, and would take up most of the estate
this was separate from the farm, and the wealthiest of Romans would have had one.
it would have winter and summer apartments.
Vīllae maritimae
country houses located by the sea (mare)
these were like city houses located in an atmosphere similar to the quiet countryside.
the walls of a Roman's home would include paintings of: country houses, landscaped gardens, woods, hills, fish ponds, canals, rivers, coasts, people strolling, boats, etc.
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