019 Italy - Rome - Ostia Antica

Caseggiato dei Triclini ( c. 120 AD)
House of the Dining Couches

In the south-east corner of the building is a large and obviously public latrine (forica), accessible from Via della Forica. It replaced two shops, possibly in the fourth century (in the north wall traces can still be seen of the original dividing wall). There are twenty marble seats and a little basin. From the thresholds can be deduced that the entrances had revolving doors. To the east of the latrine, on the Foro della Statua Eroica, was a large cistern that supplied water to the latrine and the rest of the building, and to the Terme del Foro.