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This large house, built in the Samnite period in the second half of the 2nd century B.C., must have belonged to Marcus Epidius Rufus or Marcus Epidius Sabinus, to judge from the number of times these two names appear in the election propaganda on the façade and on the walls of the neighbouring buildings. Outside, a two-step podium runs along the façade, an unusual architectural feature. Beyond the entrance vestibule is an atrium of Corinthian type of an imposing size, with sixteen columns with Doric capitals set around the impluvium basin in the centre. This is the most striking of the rare Corinthian atrium in Pompeii (in other words with a row of columns set along ... continue
RECIPE OF THE DAY OF THE ANCIENT POMPEII
IN STRUTHIONE ELIXO (Boiled Ostrich)
(Apic. 6, 1, 1) Ingredients:
Ostrich meat (or small guinea fowl)
100 g stoned dates
1 tbsp honey
30 ml vinegar
30 ml passum (or passito wine)
Liquamen ( or 2 tsp anchovy paste)
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp starch
Put the ostrich meat into a large stock pot, cover with water and simmer gently for 2½ hours until thoroughly cooked. Drain the bird and dry well. Grind the spices in a pestle and mortar. Add the ... continue
COME AND DISCOVER THE BEAUTIES OF CAMPANIA
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Love was a common topic of conversation in Pompeii. Feelings, passions, poetic love, sex, homosexuality, prostitution and so forth were all part of daily life and not a source of prejudice. The concept of “obscenity” seems to have been unknown. Love and sex were considered earthly practices of a man’s life that were encouraged by the benevolence of Venus. The thousands of examples of graffiti found on the town’s walls are unequivocal proof of what the people of Pompeii thought about love and sex.