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Impluvium
(60 words)

[German version]

The water basin in the  atrium of the Roman house in which rainwater from the  compluvium, the opening of the atrium, was collected and which was often part of a  cistern.

Bibliography

E. M. Evans, The Atrium Complex in the Houses of Pompeii, 1980

R. Förtsch, Arch. Komm. zu den Villenbriefen des jüngeren Plinius, 1993, 30f.

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Höcker, Christoph (Kissing), “Impluvium”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 18 May 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e523750>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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