Home : Complete Site List : Search : What's New? : Permission to Use : Contact Us

Bedroom

< Prev | 7 of 14 | Next >
Bedroom
Click Photo for Larger Version

Photo Comments

A view of the north and east walls of room 4—just east, off the atrium of the main house.  Note the well-preserved frescos in the room.  On the left (north) wall is a mythological scene—detail here.


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]) — Room 4.