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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 . HOUSE OF LUCRETIUS. 455 second peristyle are some apartments, of which the furtheston the right-hand side is of considerable size. At the bottom of the first peristyle, on the right-hand side,is a large door or archway, which forms the entry to a smallatrium, having rooms at its sides. On the wall is a pictureof the Judgment of Paris, but much inferior in execution tothat in the House of Holconi

. 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 . HOUSE OF LUCRETIUS. 455 second peristyle are some apartments, of which the furtheston the right-hand side is of considerable size. At the bottom of the first peristyle, on the right-hand side,is a large door or archway, which forms the entry to a smallatrium, having rooms at its sides. On the wall is a pictureof the Judgment of Paris, but much inferior in execution tothat in the House of Holconi 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 . HOUSE OF LUCRETIUS. 455 second peristyle are some apartments, of which the furtheston the right-hand side is of considerable size. At the bottom of the first peristyle, on the right-hand side, is a large door or archway, which forms the entry to a smallatrium, having rooms at its sides. On the wall is a pictureof the Judgment of Paris, but much inferior in execution tothat in the House of Holconius. Some of the adjacentchambers have also paintings. On the left side of the sameperistyle is a flight of steps leading to another peristyle on ahigher level, and belonging to another house, which has itsprincipal entrance in the street that leads to the amphi-theatre. In the same Street of Stabiae, and on the same side of theway, but at a considerable distance towards the north, standsanother house, numbered 33 on the door, remarkable both forits plan and its decorations. It was excavated in 1847. In. a room of the peristyle was discovered a painting, now re-moved to the Museum, in which was depicted a writing-tablet, style, inkstand, reed, and seal, with the following words:M. Lucretio Flam. Martis Decurioni Pompei; whence it hasbeen inferred that the house belonged to one Marcus Lucretius, a Flamen of Mars and Decurio of Pompeii. A striking architectural arrangement of this dwelling is, that the peristyle is on a considerably higher level than theatrium and tablinum, so that the spectator immediately onentering is struck with a perspective view of the fountain atthe bottom of the peristyle. This house, for its size and de-corations, is among the most important in Pompeii, but its 456 POMPEII.

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