Session no.1, 2010. Presentations: Architecture Of Roman Houses, by Nicole Neumann
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 quarters and hygiene <br />Piped water <br />Building materials included: <br />Brick, stone, marble (decorative purposes), cement and concrete<br />
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 />
Open area in roof directly under a basin for catching rainwater</li></li></ul><li>Peristyle Courtyard<br /><ul><li>Gardens lined w/ columns
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/ 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 />
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.
Below: another ex:</li></li></ul><li>Frescoes <br />Examples of frescoes in dining rooms. <br />