n. (plural of insula English)
Insulae ( Latin for "islands"; in ; fully Provincia Insularum and , "province of the islands") was a Late Roman province consisting of some islands in the Aegean, now part of Greece.
It should not be confused with the Roman province Insulae Baleares, which consists of the (now Spanish) Balearic islands.
Usage examples of "insulae".
Tiber rose just enough to ensure that some of the public latrines backfilled and floated excrement out of their doors, a vegetable shortage developed when the Campus Martius and the Campus Vaticanus were covered with a few inches of water, and shoddily built high-rise insulae began to crumble into total collapse or suddenly manifested huge cracks in walls and foundations.
Augustus tried fruitlessly to limit the height of Roman city insulae to one hundred feet.
Otherwise the insulae would have been half empty and the city smothered in parks.
Clearly there had been war in the streets of Rome, and in the far distance toward the jumbled insulae of the Esquiline he could hear shouts, screams, howls.
The Subura was an area composed entirely of insulae and contained only one prominent landmark, the Tunis Mamilia, apparently some kind of tower.
Palus Ceroliae toward the mount of the Aventine, and the insulae of the Esquiline reared not two streets away.
Augustus tried fruitlessly to limit the height of Roman city insulae to 100 feet.
None of the other insulae they had inspected provided either water or sewer, even though most of them had been in better districts.
The Subura was an area composed entirely of insulae, and contained only one prominent landmark, the Turris Mamilia, apparently some kind of tower.