The House of Menander in Pompeii

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Carole Raddato
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published on 28 September 2019
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The House of Menander in Pompeii owes its name to a painting of the Greek playwright Menander placed in the portico. The house, extending over 2,000 square metres, was owned by Quintus Poppaeus, possibly a relative of Poppea Sabina, the second wife of Emperor Nero. The walls were richly decorated with Fourth Style frescoes depicting scenes from the Iliad and the Odyssey as well as Nilotic and marine landscapes.

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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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Raddato, C. (2019, September 28). The House of Menander in Pompeii. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/11293/the--house-of-menander-in-pompeii/

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Raddato, Carole. "The House of Menander in Pompeii." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified September 28, 2019. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/11293/the--house-of-menander-in-pompeii/.

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Raddato, Carole. "The House of Menander in Pompeii." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 28 Sep 2019. Web. 21 Jun 2021.