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This house is attributed to M. Lucretius because his name appears as addressee on a letter depicted, with a kit for writing letters, in a wall painting in a room near the garden. He was an important figure who held the office of decurion in the city and was a priest of Mars. This patrician house had fine wall paintings, now mostly in the Archaeological Museum in Naples. In the atrium there are still some frescoes in IV style with imaginary architectures, and in the tablinum the Triumphs of Bacchus with a satyr and a Victory. There must also have been various panel paintings in the tablinum which unfortunately have been lost. The atrium lacks a central impluvium and ... 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 2˝ 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.