chapter  16
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A model of development

Types of house and forms of yard and the ways each developed are not the wholestory. Now they will be brought together to show how the various patterns of social relations within villas changed, first under the impact of Roman rule and subsequently through economic stimulus. Because the process about to be described occurred at different times and with different emphasis in the several countries and even in regions of the same country, no precise chronology will be offered; and some outstanding questions posed earlier will be taken up.