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Partial triklinion four-horse mosaic panel from around 250 AD, Archaelogical Museum of Thessaloniki.

A triklinion ((τρικλίνιον)from tri- (τρι-), "three", and klinē (κλίνη)) or triclinium, Latin adaptation, was a formal dining room in a Roman building. Each couch was sized to accommodate a diner who reclined on their left side on cushions while some household slaves served multiple courses brought from the culina, or kitchen, and others entertained guests with music, song, or dance. 

The triclinium was characterized by three lecti (singular lectus: bed or couch), called triclinares ("of the triclinium"), on three sides of a low square table, whose surfaces sloped away from the table at about 10 degrees. Diners would recline on these surfaces in a semi-recumbent position. The fourth side of the table was left free, presumably to allow service to the table. Usually the open side faced the entrance of the room. In Roman-era dwellings, particularly wealthy ones, triclinia were common and the hosts and guest would recline on pillows while feasting.

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  • Copyright: Alex Fan Moniz (LondonBoy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 99 W: 0 N: 698] (2690)
  • Genre: 地方
  • Medium: 彩色
  • Date Taken: 2022-07-15
  • Camera: Canon EOS 1300D
  • Exposure:f/0.0, 1/21 seconds
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  • Date Submitted: 2022-07-22 11:32
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