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Caupona (Latin: caupona) is a general term for ancient Roman inns or hotels in cities and key logistical points along major roads, as well as establishments where drinks and snacks were sold. It is likely that for city dwellers, caupona and popina served as analogues. However, in written sources, caupona in villages and small towns was considered a prestigious place where passing travelers would usually stop. Prostitution was widespread in caupona and other drinking establishments, and the available rooms inside the establishments could be used as brothels.

Caupona in Pompeii
Caupona in Pompeii
Caupona in Pompeii

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