Title: Pompeii; its history, buildings and antiquities : an account of the destruction of the city, with a full description of the remains, and of the recent excavations and also an itinerary for visitors
Year: 1887 (1880s)
Authors: Dyer, Thomas Henry, 1804-1888
Publisher: London : Bell
Contributing Library: Robarts – University of Toronto
Digitizing Sponsor: University of Toronto
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ting a domestic Supper-party. lobsters—one holding in his claws a blue egg, a second anoyster, a third a stuffed rat, a fourth a little basket full ofgrasshoppers. Four dishes of fish decorate the bottom, abovewhich are several partridges, and hares, and squirrels, eachholding its head between its paws. The whole is surroundedby something resembling a German sausage; then comes arow of yolks of eggs ; then a row of peaches, small melons,and cherries; and lastly, a row of vegetables of differentsorts. The whole is covered with a sort of green-colouredsauce.* Another house, also of the minor class, yet superior to anyhitherto described, is recommended to our notice by thebeauty of the paintings found. That the proprietor was notrich is evident from its limited extent and accommodation ; * Donaldson. 312 POMPEII. yet he had some small property, as we may infer from theshop communicating with the house, in which were sold sucharticles of agricultural produce as were not required for the
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Ground-plan of a small House. use of the family. 1. Prothyrum. 2. Atrium displuviatum,a rare instance of this method of building. That the apart-ment in question belonged to this class of atria is proved byholes in the outer wall, in which struts to support the pro-jecting eaves were fixed; and also by the impluvium, 3,which has no issue to carry off the water, being merelyintended to receive the small quantity of rain which fellthrough the aperture of the compluvium. And, not beingexposed to the heavy drippings of the roof, the low wallround the impluvium is hollowed into little compartments,to be filled with earth and planted with flowers. 4. Well-hole communicating with a cistern under ground. 5. Stair.6, 7. Apartments carefully decorated, but with nothing tofix their destination to any particular purpose. Probably thelarger served as a triclinium. 8. Room, probably of theatriensis, the slave who had charge of the house. 9. Kitchen.10. Shop. This house was formerly decorated with p
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