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academicmind: “Some of you have requested that I show you my note taking technique. This is in no way a proven technique, but it really works for me and many of my professors have applauded my...

academicmind: “ Some of you have requested that I show you my note taking technique. This is in no way a proven technique, but it really works for me and many of my professors have applauded my.

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

10. insulae:  apartment blocks in which poor Romans lived.  (sometimes 6 stories high and poorly built, they often collapsed).

insulae: apartment blocks in which poor Romans lived. (sometimes 6 stories high and poorly built, they often collapsed). Shades of Marcus Didius Falco in Fountain Court.

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.

Infographic About Roman Insulae (27-476): Apartment Buildings to Be Rented in the Imperial Age Poster

Infographic About Roman Insulae Apartment Buildings to Be Rented in the Imperial Age Education Poster - 46 x 30 cm

Daily life around a Roman insula. Roman apartment buildings contained vendors on the first floor and living quarters on the floors above. The apartments in the insulae lacked most basic amenities, such as kitchens and bathrooms. As a result, Romans lived a highly communal lifestyle. The lower classes used public baths and toilets, ate in restaurants, and spent leisure time in common spaces, like the forum.

Daily life around a Roman insula. Roman apartment buildings contained vendors…