House of the Faun

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Front view of the house
The "HAVE" Mosaic (spelling variant of Ave)

The House of the Faun (Italian: Casa del Fauno), was built in the 2nd century BC. It was a large private home in Pompeii, Italy. It has many great works of art. It is a fancy aristocratic house from the Roman republic. The house shows the time period better than most archaeological things in Rome itself.[1]

Gallery[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. Grant, Michael; Kitzinger, Rachel (1988). Civilization of the ancient Mediterranean: Greece and Rome. New York: Scribner's. ISBN 0-684-17594-0.

Further reading[change | change source]

  • Butterworth, Alex; Laurence, Ray (2005). Pompeii: The Living City. New York: St. Martin's Press. ISBN 0-312-35585-8.
  • Hornblower, Simon; Spawforth, Antony (1996). The Oxford Classical Dictionary (3rd ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Little, A. M. G. (1935). "The Decoration of The Hellenistic Peristyle House in South Italy". American Journal of Archaeology 39 (3): 360–371. doi:10.2307/498623. 

Coordinates: 40°45′4.5″N 14°29′4.5″E / 40.751250°N 14.484583°E / 40.751250; 14.484583