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.
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),
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 13 May 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e523750>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510