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The Roman House

The Roman House

Author: Erin Aldana

This lesson will discuss the importance of the home in Roman culture.

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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.