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Triclinium 2
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A picture of one of the three dining rooms (triclinium) in the house of Menander.  This view is looking at the east wall.  In this room, the floor has been excavated away to disclose the "chambers" of the below-grade structures that supported the flooring.


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 19.