Illustrated Bible History

Ancient Roman Customs - Dining Customs

Accubation On Dinner Bed Accubation On Dinner Bed
The accubation is the posture of reclining on couches at table. This Roman custom is done by placing a dinner-bed in the middle of the dining room, clear of the walls, and formed three sides of a square which enclosed the table. The central hollow allows servants to attend and serve the table. In this representation it is seen that the dinner bed is higher than the table.