Roman Fresco of a Banquet Scene, Pompeii

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Carole Raddato
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published on 21 December 2022

A fresco of the Fourth Pompeian Style depicting guests at a banquet. The guests are reclining at the table, and a young slave brings in dishes. Music and singing accompany the meal. The inscription over the head of the banqueters reads FACITE VOBIS SUAVITER EGO CANTO and EST ITA VALEAS (make yourselves comfortable; I am singing; go for it!). From the House of the Triclinium in Pompeii. 1st century CE.

National Archaeological Museum of Naples.

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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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