By Kevin Cole, Miko Flohr, Eric Poehler

ISBN-10: 1842179845

ISBN-13: 9781842179840

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Even after greater than 250 years seeing that its discovery, Pompeii maintains to resonate powerfully in either educational discourse and the preferred mind's eye. This quantity brings jointly a set of ten papers that develop, problem and revise the current conceptions of the city's artwork, and infrastructure. The discussions of family paintings during this ebook, a perennial subject for Pompeian students, interact formerly overlooked matters comparable to wall adorns in household ornament, the sculpture assortment in the home of Octavius Quartio, and the function of the coated walkways in luxurious villa structure. The well-known cupid's frieze from the home of the Vettii is given a unique and clever reinterpretation. where of at Pompeii, in either the actual and monetary landscapes has lengthy been missed. The chapters on construction perform in inhabited homes, at the presence of fulling workshops in atrium homes, and at the city pottery function winning contributions to a extra entire realizing of the lifetime of the traditional urban. ultimately, this quantity breaks new flooring within the attention of the city infrastructure of Pompeii, a subject matter that has gained severe recognition in basic terms within the final a long time, yet one who is enjoying an more and more significant position in Pompeian reports. the ultimate 3 chapters provide a reassessment of the Pompeian road community, a systematic research of the quantity of lead in Pompeian ingesting water, and a radical research of the water infrastructure round the discussion board that supported its architectural transformation within the final a long time ahead of the eruption of mount Vesuvius in advert 79.

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4). A green painted border 12 Jessica Powers Fig. 38) and its wall ornaments (adapted from Seiler 1992, fig. 529; drawing of gold-glass medallion after NSc 1908, fig. 5). surrounds and draws attention to the obsidian, as does a larger embroidery border. 5m above the floor, the obsidian plaque is angled slightly to the left so that a person walking east along the north portico can glimpse his or her reflection in it. The panel’s reflection also allows a glance at the household gods in the lararium and a surreptitious check on activities taking place in the north portico.

The taste for them was shared by owners of vastly different properties, from large, luxurious residences like the Casa degli Amorini dorati and the Casa di M. Fabius Rufus to smaller houses such as the Casa dello Specchio and the house at I 13, 16. The wall ornaments not only revealed these homeowners’ ability to acquire such luxury goods, but also afforded them the opportunity to impress their visitors with stories – factual or fictional – of the objects’ origins. While it is no longer possible to reconstruct with certainty how or why their owners acquired these items, I wish to propose a range of conceivable explanations.

On one panel a maenad, dancing ecstatically and holding a torch and a tympanum, moves toward a shrine (Fig. 10). A satyr hastens to the shrine from the other side; he holds a thyrsos, and an animal skin draped over his arm billows behind him. The second panel begins similarly at left with a dancing maenad who approaches an ithyphallic herm. Behind the herm, a female statue on a tall pedestal is approached from the right by a panther and a dancing satyr; at the right end of the panel is a baetyl (Elia 1929; Ward-Perkins and Claridge 1978, 66; 174).

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