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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 . winged inhabitants. The most interesting discoveries at Pompeii are thosewhich throw light on, or confirm passages of ancient authors. * Anguis .Esculapius Epidauio Romam advectus est, vulgoq. pascitui et indomihus. Ac nisi incendiis semina exurerentur, non esset fcecunditati eorumresistere.—Plin. Hist. Kat. xxix. 22. rpHny seems to allude to tires pur-posely kindled to destroy their eggs.] 336

. 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 . winged inhabitants. The most interesting discoveries at Pompeii are thosewhich throw light on, or confirm passages of ancient authors. * Anguis .Esculapius Epidauio Romam advectus est, vulgoq. pascitui et indomihus. Ac nisi incendiis semina exurerentur, non esset fcecunditati eorumresistere.—Plin. Hist. Kat. xxix. 22. rpHny seems to allude to tires pur-posely kindled to destroy their eggs.] 336 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 . winged inhabitants. The most interesting discoveries at Pompeii are thosewhich throw light on, or confirm passages of ancient authors. * Anguis .Esculapius Epidauio Romam advectus est, vulgoq. pascitui et indomihus. Ac nisi incendiis semina exurerentur, non esset fcecunditati eorumresistere.—Plin. Hist. Kat. xxix. 22. rpHny seems to allude to tires pur-posely kindled to destroy their eggs.] 336 POMPEII. Exactly the same style of ornament is described by Pliny theYounger as existing in his Tuscan villa. Another cubiculumis adorned with sculptured marble for the height of thepodium ; above which is a painting of trees, and birds sittingon them, not inferior in elegance to the marble itself. Underit is a small fountain, and in the fountain a cup, round whichthe playing of several small water-pipes makes a most agree-able murmur.* At the end of this branch of the garden, which is shaped like an L, we see an interesting monumentof the customs of private life. It is a summer triclinium, in. Summer Triclinium in the small Garden of the House of Sallust. plan like that which has been mentioned in the precedingchapter, but much more elegantly decorated. The couchesare of masonry, intended to be covered with mattresses andrich tapestry when the feast was to be held here : the roundtable in the centre was of marble. Above it was a trellis, asis shown by the square pillars in front and the holes in the * Plin. Ep. lib. V. 6. HOUSES OF PANSA AND SALLUST. 337 walls which enclose two sides of the triclinium. These wallsare elegantly painted in panels, in the prevailing taste; butabove the panelling there is a whimsical frieze, appropriate tothe purpose of this little pavilion, consisting of all sorts ofeatables which can be introduced at a feast. When Mazoisfirst saw it the colours

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