Cauponae

Ancient Roman inns that served cooked delicacies and full meals, usually having a narrow, long floor plan with serving boys attending and the proprieter sitting at one end. Cauponae were relatively low-class establishments, distinguished from the better class "tabernae meritoriae.".

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Ancient Roman inns that served cooked delicacies and full meals, usually having a narrow, long floor plan with serving boys attending and the proprieter sitting at one end. Cauponae were relatively low-class establishments, distinguished from the better class "tabernae meritoriae."

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300005208. The J. Paul Getty Trust.