- (in an ancient Roman home) a shrine for the Lares.
Origin of lararium
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Opening out from the peristylium is the Lararium, or room of the household gods.Rambles in Rome
S. Russell Forbes
These seem to indicate that this was the lararium of the house.Old Rome
Within it are erected an altar to, and statue of, the guardian angel, in fact the building had its Lararium.An Architect's Note-book in Spain
Matthew Digby Wyatt
This venereum contained a bedchamber, a triclinium and a lararium, or small marble niche in which the household god was enshrined.The Wonders of Pompeii
In some of the Pompeian houses the lararium was represented by a niche only, containing the image of the lar.