Interpreting The Term 'Domus' Homes In Ancient Rome

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In the early times of Rome, dwellings varied from urban residential living in cities to farmers in the country-side, each came with their own specific reason of why their homes were layered out that way and to what function it served.
Domus – is style of structured home that was used by the wealthier and upper class citizens of Rome. The word 'domus' in fact means structure. In English 'domus' comes from the work domestic (translated in Latin: domesticus). It also means 'home' in Slavic languages, back in the day. These houses were quite common and domestic, residing in most major Roman territories. The domus was used by wealthy families as a secondary home in the city, while they still occupied a separate villa in the country. They did so because the villa was generally a grander style of structure with more space than the domus had. Nevertheless, the domus had many rooms such
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THey were also built as high a possible to house more individuals, however it left them prone to cracking and collapsing. The first floor was usually for shops, so the second, third, and fourth were usually smaller and very crowed as a whole family might live in one room without sanitation. Of course other apartments were a bit better off with running water and toilets, and a bit more room, however not very common.
Villa – was used by the wealthy and upper class, like the Patricians and governmental positions. Most were in the country due to having more space to build a larger home. There were two kinds of villas.
Villa Rustica – was a large, lavish farmhouse, its fields and rooms were being taken care of by slaves and servants.
While Villa Urbana – was a retreat for the wealthy to escape busy Roman live, relax, and escape summer heats. It was built close to Rome, so that it's residents or men residing could travel back in a day for

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