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HB Structures of a City

STUDY
PLAY
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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