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Peristyle Garden and House
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View looking north across the Peristyle Garden towards the main house of the complex.  The Garden is surrounded on four sides by a covered portico.  Note the frescos on the walls of the portico.

The large opening in the north wall is the main entrance to the garden from the main house.


The House of Menander is located to the southeast of the Roman Forum of Pompeii.  It is one of the largest and most opulent houses of Pompeii (19,000 sq ft.).  A personal seal and graffiti indicate that Quintus Poppaeus Sabinus was its owner.  He was a relative of the Empress Poppea Sabina, Nero's second wife.  Its name comes from a fresco of a famous Greek dramatist, Menander found on one of the walls.

Regio I, Insula X.4 (= Region 1, Block 10, Doorway 4 [plus others])