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Wealthy Roman citizens in the towns lived in a domus. They were single-storey houses which were built around a courtyard known as an atrium.  Atriums had rooms opening up off of them and they had no roofs.  A rich Roman house had many rooms including kitchen, bath, dining, bedrooms and rooms for slaves.  A long covered porch, or verandah, with a low wall and pillars, was built along the front of the house to keep the rooms cool .PoorRomans lived in simple flats. These were called insulae .

Wealthy Roman citizens in the towns lived in a domus. They were single-storey houses which were built around a courtyard known as an atrium. Atriums had rooms opening up off of them and they had no roofs. A rich Roman house had many rooms including kitc

A Roman Slum with a Tavern. (circa AD 100) (Peter Connolly/insulae /user: Aethon)

A Roman Slum with a Tavern. (circa AD (Peter Connolly/insulae /user: Aethon) Even though Gaius Julius Caesar was of a patrician family, he was born and raised in Subura, a slum area such as depicted here.