Architecture of Roman Houses: Pompeii<br />           Nicole Neumann    Roman City Session 1   14 April 2010<br />
Roman Architecture <br />Influenced by the Greeks and the Etruscans<br />Highly advanced architectural design in domestic ...
Typical Pompeian House <br />Sannitic with Roman modifications<br />Homes followed a similar basic floor plan <br />Entran...
Atrium<br /><ul><li>Tuscan style
Public area where visitors were taken too.
Decorated to impress guests and display wealth
Open area in roof directly under a basin for catching rainwater</li></li></ul><li>Peristyle Courtyard<br /><ul><li>Gardens...
Open area allows for air and light to come in and smoke to go out like the atrium.
Contained statues, figurines, fountains, ponds and shrines. </li></li></ul><li>Courtyard: House of the Faun<br />
Artwork<br />The Romans expressed their wealth through display of artwork. <br />Floors and walls were decorated w/ mosaic...
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Session no.1, 2010. Presentations: Architecture Of Roman Houses, by Nicole Neumann

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Nicole prepared this presentations on the Roman domus, giving some examples from Pompeii.

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Session no.1, 2010. Presentations: Architecture Of Roman Houses, by Nicole Neumann

  1. 1. Architecture of Roman Houses: Pompeii<br /> Nicole Neumann Roman City Session 1 14 April 2010<br />
  2. 2. Roman Architecture <br />Influenced by the Greeks and the Etruscans<br />Highly advanced architectural design in domestic quarters and hygiene <br />Piped water <br />Building materials included: <br />Brick, stone, marble (decorative purposes), cement and concrete<br />
  3. 3. Typical Pompeian House <br />Sannitic with Roman modifications<br />Homes followed a similar basic floor plan <br />Entrance way<br />Atrium<br />Courtyard<br />Private and Service Quarters<br />Homes got smaller during Roman times. Artwork and decorative features were added to compensate for space. <br />
  4. 4. Atrium<br /><ul><li>Tuscan style
  5. 5. Public area where visitors were taken too.
  6. 6. Decorated to impress guests and display wealth
  7. 7. Open area in roof directly under a basin for catching rainwater</li></li></ul><li>Peristyle Courtyard<br /><ul><li>Gardens lined w/ columns
  8. 8. Open area allows for air and light to come in and smoke to go out like the atrium.
  9. 9. Contained statues, figurines, fountains, ponds and shrines. </li></li></ul><li>Courtyard: House of the Faun<br />
  10. 10. Artwork<br />The Romans expressed their wealth through display of artwork. <br />Floors and walls were decorated w/ mosaics influenced by the Greeks and frescoes. <br />Frescoes often depicted scenes from Greek Mythology with the Iliad as one of the most popular. <br />Fountains, statues, figurines <br />
  11. 11. Mosaics<br /><ul><li>Right: One of the most famous mosaics in Pompeii in the House of the Tragic Poet. Below the dog it says, “Beware of the Dog” in Latin.
  12. 12. Below: another ex:</li></li></ul><li>Frescoes <br />Examples of frescoes in dining rooms. <br />
  13. 13. Fountains in Courtyards<br />
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