Definition: Sebasteion, Lararia, Velarium, Spectacula, Hoi Polloi

Hoi Polloi is Greek, eh? Had no idea. I only ever knew the word from the musical, Wicked.



Modest shrines at Roman town crossroads or inside home atria dedicated to somewhat mysterious guardian deities called Lares


Hoi polloi

Greek for “the many” (literally), or “the people” figuratively



Seating area in Roman forum (arena is playing surface only)



Sun shade area in Roman amphitheatre