Suites in Pompeii : harmony within Roman domestic architecture
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An investigation of room groupings found within the houses of Pompeii. This study examines several aspects pertaining to suites in Roman domestic architecture. The work provides a survey of Roman texts that feature the equivalent to the English word suite, the Latin term diaeta. Roman suburban villas are explored as a possible model for the composition of the suites found in Roman urban dwellings. In the next section, the context and composition of the suites are laid out using Christopher Alexander's methodological theory. Suites within the urban houses are broken into three categories. Finally, several case study examples are given for each of the three categories.