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Roman Style Lantern

Postby Publius Iunius Brutus » Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:35 pm

Brutus sal.

Hostilia and I just purchased some Roman style lanterns. These lanterns are roughly like those found in Pompeii. The paneling is not glass but thin pieces of horn.

Now we can enjoy some ancient ambiance for our summer evenings in our garden.

In Ancient Rome such lanterns would have been a requirement at night. Rome has no street lighting and a breeze can blow out a lamp. Venturing out onto the street would have been a brave prospect as it was not only dark but unpoliced. You could also get run over by wagons. Such wagons were only allowed in the city after dark to elevate congestion in the city. So businesses would ship goods into and out of the city after dark.

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Re: Roman Style Lantern

Postby Gaius Florius Lupus » Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:09 am

Salve Iuni Brute!
This is interesting. They look exactly like cemetery grave lights, which are still in use today. Another example how Roman culture survived until the present day.
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