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House of the Tragic Poet

The House of the Tragic Poet, Pompeii VI.8.5

This was the setting for the novel of E. Bulwer Lytton, The Last Days of Pompeii (1834)
For a reading of the programme formed by the mythological wall-paintings, see
B. Bergmann, 'The Roman House as Memory Theatre: The House of the Tragic Poet in Pompeii', Art Bulletin 76 (1994) 225-56.

fauces

View from fauces

atrium Helen

Painting of Helen, from Atrium (Naples Museum)

Hera, atrium

Painting of Hera and Zeus, from atrium (Naples Museum)

Briseis

Painting of Achilles and Briseis, from atrium (Naples Museum)

peristyle

View of peristyle

iphigenia

Painting of Iphigenia, from peristyle (Naples Museum)

triclinium

4th style decoration in triclinium

Ariadne

Triclinium, detail of Abandonment of Ariadne by Theseus