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Pompeiian couple
Domvs de Lavra Callvria et Tarqvinivs Gallicvs
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the people


Laura Calluria - the materfamilia of the house
Tarquinius Gallicus - mariner merchant and paterfamilia of the house


the house

Atrium - the oldest part of the house and the area where Tarquinius meets his clients when he's in port
Bibliotheca - the library which serves as a repository for the scrolls Traquinius brings home and/or has copied for the family collection.  Unlike many ancient Romans, Laura Calluria and Tarquinius actually read the scrolls they amass, as apposed to just collecting them for prestige and snob appeal.
Triclinum - the formal dining room
Peristylum - adjoining the atrium, this small open garden area is surrounded by most of the house itself.
Hortusthe back garden - a placed of quiet repose, and horticultural curiosity as well as a source of fresh culinary herbs and vegetables for the kitchen.
Shoppe - along the front of the building next to the front door - this is where Tarquinius has some of the more upscale items available for sale retail.  Wholesale transactions are usually processes at the warehouse.
Cubiculum - a guest bedroom where a weary traveler can lay his/her head for the night

the pets


 
the Cats - still rare outside Egypt, but Tarquinius has managed to obtain a pair to give as a present to his wife.   Like all pampered exotic Roman pets, they have their own slaves assigned to tend to their needs and keep them safe.
the Dogs the "Cave Canem" (beware of dog) sign beside the front door is no lie for this domus is defended by two dogs - a massive Molossian (ancient ancestor of most of today's Mastiff breeds) and a dainty little Melitta (Maltese).
the Ferrets - the home's primary line of defence against vermin, which sometimes doubles as a child's pet - there is a reason why their full latin name means "stinky mouse theif" but mice aren't the only things they steal.


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