What are the criteria for historic building in
You can find images for your rooms in the
VRoma Image Archive
or similar collections.
You can consult the list of
available buildings as well as the select
bibliography to aid you in planning your VRoma building.
| Historic Building
- All historic building (public and domestic) must be accurate and
authentic, supported by appropriate bibliography.
- Public: buildings (including MOO rooms and details) must have an
attested existence in the specific location in Rome ca. 150 CE; MOO objects
must have a plausible presence in this location and context
- Domestic: buildings must have existed in Rome at some period, though
not necessarily in 150 CE (e.g., house of Paullus Aemilius and Cornelia) and
their location should be attested or at least plausible; rooms, details, and
objects should accurately reflect Roman domestic customs and modes of
- The alias for each room, detail, or object should be its accurate Latin
- 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 starting
gates, called carceres).
- Each room of your structure may display one image (see
Adding Images and HTML Documents for information on
how to do this). The images used in historic buildings should be authentic:
photos of extant remains of the structure in question (or of a similar
structure identified as such), models or reproduction drawings of the
structure, or ancient representations of the structure or its details on
mosaics, reliefs, coins, paintings, etc. The images used in VRoma must be
copyright free or used with the permission of the copyright holders according
to the conditions they specify; see, for example, the
VRoma Image Archive, Leo Curran's
Maecenas: Images of Ancient
Greece and Rome, Bill Thayer's
Gazetteer, or similar sites. If you yourself have appropriate
copyright-free images (slides, photos, drawings), contact VRoma and we will put
them on-line in the VRoma Image Archive.
- Additional images and related cultural information may be attached to your
rooms through linked web pages (see the Circus Maximus for an example);
information on how to do this can be found in Adding
Images and HTML Documents.
- A VRoma building commission (composed of the maga maxima,
praefectus urbi, and curator operum publicorum) will examine
completed historic building projects for accuracy and authenticity; this
commission will suggest to the builder such changes as it may find appropriate.
Proposed Building Program:
We will begin with the buildings in this
list that are marked for definite inclusion in each region. Other
buildings in each region may be added as convenient. If you would like to build
a house or structure with an attested existence whose location is not known,
place it in a region where it might plausibly have been located (e.g., house of
Paullus Aemilius in an area with many aristocratic residences, tenements in the
List of proposed VRoma buildings in the XIV
Map of the regiones, with links back to the list.