The Gladiator - Caros & Pelonia
Herculaneum atrium with intact compluvium (hole in the ceiling for rain) and impluvium (porous rock basin that collected the rain water and filtered it into a cistern) Ercolano atrio con compluvium intatta (foro nel soffitto per la pioggia) e impluvium (bacino di roccia porosa che raccoglieva l'acqua piovana e filtrato in una cisterna) #ercolano #herculaneum #ruins #scavidiercolano #pompeii #museum #villadeipapiri #statue #excursions #travel #italy #faunopompei #road #papyri #streets
Roman Insula: Located on the roman city block. All types of people lived here. Because of plumbing located nearer to street level, the bottom apartments were the largest, most stable, most easily accessible, and most desirable. Storefronts were often located on street level. Easy access to public and offered a protective layer to private interior apartments.
This reenactment of a Roman banquet shows members of the upper class reclining on couches. The women wear their chiton and palla, while the men wear purple-bordered togas, denoting their position of senator. As women are present, this is most likely a dinner party, as opposed to a symposium, where women would only be permitted if they were entertainers.