What are the criteria for non-historic building in
If you choose to build a non-historic Roman dwelling
(insula, domus, villa, caupona, or other), you should consult appropriate
bibiliography to ensure that it adopts the general principles of ancient Roman
construction, furniture, customs, etc.
- All non-historic building should evoke the context and customs of ancient
Roman life, though this type of building permits more originality and
imaginative adaptation than historic building. Details and descriptions of MOO
rooms and objects should reflect actual Roman customs and practice or should be
adapted to fit in with the ancient setting of VRoma (e.g., calling recording
devices scribes). Latin words should be used when appropriate.
- In the room description (which appears in both the web and MOO windows and
should not be longer than approximately 10 lines), all Latin words should be
enclosed in single quotes since italics cannot be used (e.g., the water in the
- Each room of your structure may display one image (see
Adding Images and HTML Documents for information on
how to do this). When possible, images should be drawn from photos of actual
Roman buildings or objects, from models of these, or from representations on
mosaics, reliefs, coins, paintings, etc. However, non-ancient images may be
used when appropriate or ancient images may be adapted (see, for example, the
neon scribes who serve as recording devices in rooms like the
cubiculum sermonis). The guiding principle should be this: Are these
images evocative of an ancient setting?
- The VRoma building commission may suggest changes to the builders for
egregious violations of these regulations.
NB: Non-historic buildings will not be connected to the fourteen
regions of Rome but rather will be entered through the Officina area.