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. 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 . bed ot{eaves and herbs. t Serv. ap. ^n. i. 702. PRIVATE HOUSES. 317 bably intended for Medusas head, and liis double-pointedsword, a very inconvenient-looking weapon, lies beside bimon the ground. Andromeda is in full costume, and wears awhite tunic with a blue peplum, or large wrapper. Theancient painters seem to have had no very wide choice ofsubjects. Almost all their serious compositions are

. 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 . bed ot{eaves and herbs. t Serv. ap. ^n. i. 702. PRIVATE HOUSES. 317 bably intended for Medusas head, and liis double-pointedsword, a very inconvenient-looking weapon, lies beside bimon the ground. Andromeda is in full costume, and wears awhite tunic with a blue peplum, or large wrapper. Theancient painters seem to have had no very wide choice ofsubjects. Almost all their serious compositions are Stock Photo
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. 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 . bed ot{eaves and herbs. t Serv. ap. ^n. i. 702. PRIVATE HOUSES. 317 bably intended for Medusas head, and liis double-pointedsword, a very inconvenient-looking weapon, lies beside bimon the ground. Andromeda is in full costume, and wears awhite tunic with a blue peplum, or large wrapper. Theancient painters seem to have had no very wide choice ofsubjects. Almost all their serious compositions are mytho-logical, and the desertion of Ariadne and the deliverance ofAndromeda recur so frequently at Pompeii, that we mayconclude these stories enjoyed a very extensive popularity.They were indeed well suited to that display of the humanfigure, in which the ancients took so much delight. In aneighbouring house is a beautiful painting of Venus andAdonis. His dogs lie at his feet, and a Cupid armed withtwo spears stands beside him, bewailing the untimely fate ofthe young hunter. In the same house are several tastefuldecorations, and among them marine horses engaged in avariety of gambols.* * Cell.. Mercury, from a painting. 318 POMPEII.

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