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tablinum, pl. tablina (Latin)

Large room in a Roman house situated on one side of the atrium (opposite to the entance), often serving as a living room.

tegula, pl. tegulae (Latin)

Plain flat tile with raised edges. They were laid flat upon the roof and the joints between them were covered with curved tiles (imbrices). Solones in Greek.

tepidarium (Latin)

Room of intermediate temperature in Roman thermae, warm bathroom.

tessera, pl. tesserae (Greek)

Small square pieces (almost cubical) of different material (glass, marble, pottery, stone) and colour used in creating a mosaic.

theatron (Greek)

The open space of the seats for the spectators in the Greek theatre.

themenos (Greek)

Enclosed sacred area of a divinity around the temple.

thermae (pl., Greek)

Public baths in Ancient Rome. Thermae were usually large buildings, used for bathing, exercises, recreation and social communication. Consist of three main spaces: frigidarium (cool room), tepidarium (warm room) and caldarium (hot room).

tribune (Latin)

Raised platform, platform for speakers and officials.

triclinium, pl. triclinia (Latin)

Dining-room in a Roman house, with three couches on three sides of a low table. The fourth side of the triclinium is open towards the atrium.