Upper Peristyle of Villa San Marco in Stabiae

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Carole Raddato
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published on 15 May 2020

The upper peristyle of Villa San Marco in Stabiae (Italy), with its surrounding portico and spiral-fluted columns, was added to the villa in the later years of its existence (just before 79 CE). The ceiling of the portico was lavishly decorated with paintings depicting mythological scenes, such as the Planisphere of the Seasons and the Chariot of the Sun with Phaethon.

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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. (2020, May 15). Upper Peristyle of Villa San Marco in Stabiae. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/12241/upper-peristyle-of-villa-san-marco-in-stabiae/

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Raddato, Carole. "Upper Peristyle of Villa San Marco in Stabiae." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified May 15, 2020. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/12241/upper-peristyle-of-villa-san-marco-in-stabiae/.

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Raddato, Carole. "Upper Peristyle of Villa San Marco in Stabiae." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 15 May 2020. Web. 04 Feb 2023.

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