Tabernae Meritoriae

Ancient Roman inns that served cooked delicacies and full meals, usually having a narrow, long floor plan and vaulted ceilings, with serving boys attending and the proprieter sitting on a raised platform at one end. They were better-class establishments, distinguished from the lower-class inns, "cauponae.".

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tabernae meritoriae
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Ancient Roman inns that served cooked delicacies and full meals, usually having a narrow, long floor plan and vaulted ceilings, with serving boys attending and the proprieter sitting on a raised platform at one end. They were better-class establishments, distinguished from the lower-class inns, "cauponae."

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  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300312180. The J. Paul Getty Trust.