Rome

In the small city founded on 753 b. C. between seven hills, an empire that dominated the Mediterranean, the majority of Europe, the north of Africa and a large part of the next Near East was forged.

Rome absorbed the Greek culture after conquering Greece. Its pragmatic and military spirit organized the territory dominated with efficiency. The Romans developed engineering, law and politic organization unlike any other civilization.

Rome was a monarchy, republic and finally an empire. In 395 a. D. the empire was divided into two by the emperor Theodosius

Domus, the roman house

The Roman domus, like the Greek house, was built around a courtyard, but it was more sophisticated, with more rooms and even a room that was an outdoor store.

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The walls were decorated with paintings and the rooms with marble busts.

Carpe diem, Carpe noctem

The Roman banquet used to last several hours and at the end of the big dinner the “Commissattio” began, this was, drinking wine from glasses in just one gulp following the master of ceremonies´ instructions, until they all were drunk.

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Two-faced bust representing Baco”.Marble. 1st century a. D.

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Figure representing “Venus”. Bronze. 1st-2nd century b. C.

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Jars with face of the god of time, “Janus. Glass. 1st-3rd century a. D.

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Oil lamp decorated with theater mask. Bronze. 1st century a. D.