The Tablinum of Senex Caecilius

Learning is ever in the freshness of its youth, even for the old. -- Æschylus

My joy in learning is partly that it enables me to teach. -- Seneca

Ditto! But after 30 years of public servitude as a magister, I'm free at last and glad to be. -- Senex

In my study, I keep the family accounts (tabulae) and the portraits of our ancestors (imagines) along with a copy of my will (testamentum). There is a bolted-down strongbox (arca) to store various valuables and a table to hold writing supplies.


Some of the preceding information comes from A History of Private Life (Volume I: From Pagan Rome to Byzantium), edited by Philippe Ariès and Georges Duby and published in 1996 by The Belknap Press of Harvard Press (Cambridge).

Vicus | Ianua | Fauces | Atrium | Library | Tablinum | Kitchen | Triclinium | Lavatory | Cubiculum
Taberna | Viridarium | Museum | Mausoleum | Tabularium | Odeum | Scriptorium | Tropaeum
Exedra | Peristylium | Hortus | Lararium | Baths | Farm | Ludi | Album | Schola