CLC 3 Culture
What was Pompeii built upon?
It was built on a low hill of volcanic rock
What attracted Romans to the area around Pompeii?
The ash from the volcano made the soil fertile. The pleasant climate, port city, and peaceful surroundings were an attraction.
How large was Pompeii? (in acres)
How many gates were there around the town of Pompeii?
How did the stores demonstrate what they sold?
Signs were made of pictures based on what the stores were selling (most people couldn't read, diverse city, pictures are universal)
What was the forum and what were its three main functions?
The market place which was the center of business, religion, and government
How many theaters were there? (not including the amphitheater)
What went on in the amphitheater?
Intense gladiator fights, mock naval battles
What sort of nationalities lived in Pompeii?
romans, greeks, syrians, jews, africans, spainards
In what region of Italy is Pompeii?
What nationalities might be seen in Pompeii?
Romans, Greeks, Syrians, Jews, Africans, and Spaniards - as well as others
Where was the city's water supply stored?
In large tanks on high ground at the northern side of town.
How would people get their water?
Most would get their water from fountains on street corners, but the wealthy had water piped to their homes.
How far was Pompeii from Mt. Vesuvius and in what direction?
5 miles south of Mt. Vesuvius
What protected the town?
A wall protected the town.
Where was the forum located?
the south-western part of the city
What was the difference between them?
the large theater was a big, open air theater which held 5,000 people
The smaller theater (called the Odeon) was small, roofed, and held about 200 (limited to wealthy citizens)
Where was Caecilius' house located?
Along Stabiae Street, near the Central Baths
Where was the amphitheater located?
the far eastern part of town
What main street led to the forum?
Street of Shops
How was water brought from the hills to the town?