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A painting in the entrance, now in the Archaeological Museum in Naples, of the Dioscuri, Castor and Pollux, sons of Jupiter and Leda, gives the house its name. This is one of the rare examples in Pompeii of a house with a Corinthian atrium, where the atrium with a central impluvium is surrounded by columns, in this case twelve columns in tufo (the other two alternatives were the Tuscan atrium without columns and the tetrastyle atrium with four columns at the corners of the impluvium). Wall paintings with pictures of mythological subjects were frescoed on the walls of the rooms on either side of the tablinum. Most of them have been detached and are now in the Archaeo ... continue
RECIPE OF THE DAY OF THE ANCIENT POMPEII
SALA CATTABIA (Picene bread)
(Apic. 4, 1, 1) Ingredients:
300 gr. homemade bread
50 gr. emmenthal
1 celery stem
1 bunch pennyroyal
1 bunch pine-kernel
2 tbsp honey
2 tbsp vinegar
3 chicken livers
1 tbsp caper
1 egg’s yolk
Pepper to taste
Salt to taste
Put in layer, inside a bowl, homemade bread soaked in water and vinegar and then squeezed, finely slic ... continue
COME AND DISCOVER THE BEAUTIES OF CAMPANIA
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Beautiful places to visit for Your vacation.
Each region of Italy has his own extraordinary tradition, gastronomy and more waiting for You.
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.