|Sample Plan of a Roman House|
|A||atrium||formal entrance hall|
|Al||ala||"wings" opening from atrium|
|C||cubiculum||small room; bedroom|
Click on the rooms in this plan for more information about each area of the Roman house. If your browser does not support image maps, click on this list: atrium, cubiculum, culina, exedra, peristylium, taberna, tablinum, triclinium, vestibulum.
This reconstructed model of the House of the Tragic Poet in Pompeii shows the exterior of the house from the front, the back and one side. See also this composite model from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology.
Barbara F. McManus, The
College of New Rochelle
revised February, 2007