Building in VRoma: Non-historic Buildings


What are the criteria for non-historic building in VRoma?






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.

Non-historic Building Regulations
  • 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 ‘impluvium’ sparkled).
  • 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.

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July 2002