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Opposite the house of the Vettii, in the triangular-shapes insula on Via Vesuvio, stands the house belonging to the wealthy gens Poppaea – possibly the family of Nero’s second wife. The house obtained its name from the original decoration used for the cubiculum near the shrine of the tutelary gods, where, set into the plaster, there were several glass discs whose gold leaf back bore the engraving of the cupids. The layout of the house is quite unusual as it has an atrium and tablinum but no cubicula (bed chambers) on either side, and all of this is off-set compared to the rest of the house, which elegantly extends out towards the peristyle and garden. The latter was ... continue
RECIPE OF THE DAY OF THE ANCIENT POMPEII
PULLUS FARSILIS (Chicken with Liquid Filling)
(Apic. 6, 8, 14) Ingredients:
1 fresh chicken (1–1.5kg)
300 g minced meat (half beef, half pork)
100 g finely-ground oats
250 ml white wine
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp lovage
¼ tsp ground ginger
¼ tsp ground pepper
1 tsp green peppercorns
50 g pine kernels
Liquamen (to taste)
Spread the oats on a baking tray and cook in a ... continue
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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.