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Flashcards in houses Deck (18):
1

what were the houses in P

Vetti
Faun
Menander
Tragic Poet
Caecillus

2

what were the houses in Herc.

Neptune and Amphitrite
Wooden Partition

3

what were the villas called

Mysteries
Diomede

4

domus house

single story

5

entrance

whiter outer facade red panels at bottom
graffiti and slogans on wall
plaster casts - long bronze studs and doorknobs
keys and locks foun
cave canem mosaic - guard dog chained up, plaster cast of suffocated dog

6

fauces

corridor to enter house
led to atrium
H. of Faun - cloaks left here

7

atrium

main room, courtyard
roof sloped in, central opening (compluvium)
rain water in and into basin (impluvium) cistern below
water supply
keeps humidity down - cool and fresh
h. of faun - statue in impluvium
received guests here
decorative outer walls, bright blue pam ellis small theatre scenes
strong box

8

patron and clients

waited in vestibulum or outside
stone benches then wait in atrium

9

tablinum

originally master bedroom
later study / office
main reception
divided from atrium using curtain or wooden partition (H.)- carbonised
open onto harden - overlooked it
rare - some had balcony that overlooked garden

10

small kitchen

no ventilation or chimney
smokey
slaves worked here
squeezed wherever possible - variety in houses
kitchen equipment- tripods, earthenware pots
pit toilet - little awareness of hygiene

11

food

Herc. triclinium table. bread eggs cake
paintings show fish lobster
Herc. carbonised fruit

12

triclinium - dining room

sloped backwards
3 couches, 3 on one
reclined - rest on left, eat with right
in winter eat here, summer in garden
rules of behaviour on wall
bigger houses have this

13

bedrooms

bone/ivory combs
cosmetic jar
rings
H OF menander

14

windows

small
high up
hard for thieves to get in
little glass
shutters - carbonised

15

small garden

decoration of gardens
painted with outdoor scenes to make look bigger

16

peristyle

colonnades walkway
shade to walk in
marble discs - oscilla - catches light flashes sun
H. of Vettii
fountains statues

17

planting

formally laid out
plaster casts of cavities of trees
octavius quartio

18

water features

long canal and fountain - H of Octavius Quartio
pool
importance spending time outdoors
let light into house