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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 the effect that the class system had on Rome
With your partner try and explain these main features of a Roman Town.
This was a large open space in the centre of town where people met and shopped Around the Forum there were Temples (churches) and government buildings. Temple of Saturn
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.