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Apse in the Palace of Domitian

This is an apse in the Palace of Domitian. Rooms such as the Basilica, the Aula Regia, and the dining room had apses for the emperor. He would listen to citizens, hear court cases, or watch dinner parties from them. The apses were often elevated above the people, so Domitian used them to project an image of his power to the people.


This is a triclinium from a domus in Pompeii. A triclinium is a dining room, and it means "three couches". Thus, it was typically a three-sided, U-shaped couch. Three diners could recline on a triclinium while they ate. They were common for dinner parties. Some houses had triclinia inside while others had them outside in open air. Not all houses…