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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.


View from fauces

atrium Helen

Painting of Helen, from Atrium (Naples Museum)

Hera, atrium

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


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


View of peristyle


Painting of Iphigenia, from peristyle (Naples Museum)


4th style decoration in triclinium


Triclinium, detail of Abandonment of Ariadne by Theseus