It encloses a garden surrounded by a peristyle, and hence takes the name of peristylium.
But there were other shouts from the peristylium, other cries and meanings.
Opening out from the peristylium is the Lararium, or room of the household gods.
Agias with Fabia stood at the end of the atrium near the exit to the peristylium.
The two went through the narrow passageway which led from the outer court of the atrium into the inner court of the peristylium.
There was a narrow passage between the atrium and the peristylium; this was called the fauces.
The columns of the peristylium are covered with yellow stucco and its chambers are floored with mosaic.
The Greek bowed his farewells, then followed the boy back through the court of the peristylium.
Besides, he is there only while he is asleep; for the rest he has his atrium and his peristylium.
"It is my habit always to push the bolt," said the slave, bowing, and leading the way toward the peristylium.