A storage vessel usually having a large oval body with a narrow neck and two or more handles extending from the body of the vessel to the rim.
The dressing room of a Roman bath.
A council building or assembly hall.
Boxing gloves composed of strips of leather weighted with lead or iron and wrapped around the hands and forearms.
The hot room in a Roman bath, sometimes containing a hot-water plunge.
A short cloak or wrap worn by men.
- emblema (plural emblemata)
The centerpiece of a mosaic; usually a small picture panel with figural representations set into a large floor mosaic.
The cold room in a Roman bath, sometimes containing a cold-water plunge.
A decorative pattern created by two or more twisted bands or lines, often giving the effect of a braid.
- kantharos (plural kantharoi)
A drinking vessel featuring a deep bowl set on a tall stem with two side handles extending from the bottom of the vessel to the rim.
A herald’s staff or wand with two snakes entwined around it, often crowned by two wings. Also known as a caduceus.
A large vessel with a wide mouth and two side handles, generally used for mixing wine and water.
A large plate.
- nymphaion (plural nymphaea)
A monument dedicated to the nymphs. Nymphaea served as reservoirs, sanctuaries, and places of leisure.
A building or other roofed structure used for musical performances.
- opus mixtum
A Roman construction technique that uses a combination of different types of brickwork.
- opus sectile
A mosaic technique used to decorate floors and walls in which designs are created by fitting together pieces of stone or glass larger than the small cubes used in tesserae.
- opus signinum
A mortar pavement made of concrete mixed with crushed tile or stone chips.
- opus tessellatum
Mosaic technique using small cubes of stone or glass known as tesserae to form ornamental patterns and figural scenes.
- opus vermiculatum
A technique used to decorate floors and walls in which tiny pieces of irregular stone are used to create extremely detailed picture mosaics.
Pillars composed of stacked tiles; used to raise the floor of a caldarium to allow heating from below.
A bucket-shaped vessel, often having handles.
A concrete mixed with chips of marble or stone; used especially as a decorative surfacing on floors and walls.
Small square or cubed pieces of hand-cut stone, glass, or terracotta used in the making of a mosaic.
A staff of fennel topped with a pinecone and sometimes twined with ivy leaves and vines.
The dining room of a Roman house.
- venatio (plural venationes)
A type of entertainment held in Roman arenas that involved the staged hunting and killing of wild animals.