CC 302: Introduction to Ancient Rome

Images to Accompany Discussion 19


Petronius and Roman Realities

Stabian Baths, Pompeii

Hypocaust chamber of the baths at Perge.

Stabian Baths, Pompeii: Palestra

Hall of the Girls at Exercise, aka Bikini Girls. Detail: three girls. The one on the left holds what looks like a parasol, but is in fact the wheel of the game of circus races, and is being handed her palm and wreath. The central girl holds her wreath and palm, while the girl on the right prepares to catch a ball. Wall mosaic, in situ, from the Roman villa at Piazza Armerina, Sicily. Early 4th c. AD.

Frescoed doorway of a Roman house, Ephesus.

"Cave Canem" mosaic: dog on a leash. Pompeii.

Plan of the House of the Vettii at Pompeii, showing a numbered route through the dwelling along a red line and the various rooms of the house.

Atrium of the House of the Silver Wedding. Pompeii. 2nd cent BC.

Second Style "megalographia" painting. Great Frieze of the Dionysiac Mysteries. Villa of the Mysteries (Initiation Chamber), Pompeii. Ca. 60 BC.

Painting of three couples in a summer triclinium. Pompeii.

Outdoor banquet mosaic. In the middle are diners below a canopy, stretched between two trees; in the upper left corner, a tower with turrets and a latticed window; in the foreground, three servants preparing food and drink, one tending a horse. Reportedly found in Ostia, fourth century A.D.

Still life mosaic of food for a banquet. From a villa at Tor Marancia, near the Catacombs of Domitilla. 2nd c. AD

Carbonized food remains from Pompeii and other Vesuvian sites: (13) Carbonized onion bulbs from Herculaneum, (14) Carbonized garlic clove from Herculaneum, (15) Carbonized fig in pyriform shape from Herculaneum, (16) Carbonized caprifig showing seed cavities and seed from Pompeii, (17) Carbonized chestnuts from Villa Poppaea, Oplontis, with modern comparison (18).

Bronze Imperial Roman cylindrical food warmer from the House of the Four Styles, Pompeii.

Bronze Imperial Roman cylindrical food warmer from the House of the Four Styles, Pompeii. Detail: head of Medusa over double doors in front.

The Street of the Tombs at Pompeii. Landscape painting, 1873, by Samuel Palmer.

Early Imperial Roman marble tomb decoration portraying the buried woman as Venus.

Roman wall painting from the Tomb of Vestorius Priscus, outside the Porta Vesuvio, Pompeii. Depicts a dining table laid with various ware.



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