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The Roman House

Author: Aleisha Olson
Identify characteristics and types of decoration that were common in Roman houses and villas.
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Image of Impluvium in Reconstruction of the House of the Vettii, Creative Commons,; Image of Peristyle Court in Reconstruction of House of the Vettii, Creative Commons,; Image of First Style Wall Painting, Herculaneum, Public Domain,; Image of Dionysiac Mystery Festival Wall Paintings, Pompeii, Creative Commons,

Terms to Know

An open-roofed court in the center of an ancient Roman house.


Square-shaped rooms in a Roman house.


An ancient Roman house, usually for the wealthy.


A rectangular basin for collecting rainwater, usually located in the middle of an atrium.

Lares and Penates

Minor deities associated with the home in ancient Rome.

Peristyle Garden

A garden located near a columned porch in a Roman house.