Presentation on theme: "Ancient Rome TOWNS AND HOUSES. 1.Gain the ability to recognise and label different houses. 2.Know key terms associated with Roman towns and houses 3.Analyse."— Presentation transcript:
Key Terms Patricians – wealthy and powerful Plebeians – poor people Domus – private house Atrium -open courtyard with a pool to catch rainwater Peristylium - walled garden > a shrine to the household god was usually kept in the garden or the atrium.
Key Terms Insulae - Rich and poor tenants rented rooms in five or six storey apartment blocks called Insulae. Rich – lower levels Poor – Higher levels Mosaics- patterns or designs made from small pieces of stone, glass or pottery stuck into wet plaster. Murals - Walls were decorated with murals (wall paintings) murals were frescoes – made by painting on wet plaster.
Patricians Insulae Plebeians Forum Domus Amphitheatre Peristylium Circus Atrium Public Baths Mosaics Aqueducts Murals Villas
Homework! - Draw the two houses and have at least 5 labels.