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Domus

House (in a town)

Villa

House (in the country

Ianua

door

Taberna

Shop

Atrium

"Living" room/Entertaining area

Tablinum

Study

Peristylium

Open courtyard within the house

Forum (pl: Fora)

center of town; gathering place. There was a forum in every Roman town.

Forum Romanum

THE Forum; the most well-known forum in all of the Roman Empire.

The Imperial Forum

Emperors, in competition, kept building new buildings and new fora.

Theatrum

Staged cultural events, such as plays.

Amphitheatrum

Literal meaning: Double theater. It held gladitorial shows.

Amphitheatrum Flavianum

The Colosseum

Velarium

Awning

Circus

Chariot racetrack

Circus Maximus

Chariot racetrack of Rome

Thermae

Roman Baths: They were much like a spa today.

Tepidarium

Warm room

Caldarium

Hot room

Frigidarium

Cold room

Templum

Temple; Would be dedicated to something or someone

Pantheon

Literally translates to "all gods."

Arcus

Arcs (originally a Greek concept, but adapted by the Romans)

Arcus Tiberii

In honor of the return of the Roman sigma

Arcus Titi

Commemorating the victory over the Jews.

Arcus Constantinii

Commemorated Emperor Constantine

Viae

Streets

Muriqueportae

Walls and gates

Cloacae

The sewer

Via Appia

Main road that goes from Rome to Brundisium

Via Flaminia

Main road going north from Rome

Via Sacre

The "Sacred Way," winds inside The Forum up to the Temple of Jupiter on Capitoline Hill.

Porta Capena

Gate that leads to Capua.

Cloaca Maxima

The Great Big Sewer

Aqueductus

Aqueducts: the Romans method of transporting water into the cities. i.e. the Pont du Gard

Columnae

Columns; a major feature in Roman architecture

Doric columns

Ionic columns

Corinthian columns

Basilica

In Roman times: used as a courthouse
In Christian times: used as a large church

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