Gods and Heroes in Pompeii

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Author  Ernesto De Carolis
Publisher  Oxford University Press
Publication Date   August 1, 2001
ISBN  0892366303
Pages  84

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The deities and heroes of the ancient Romans were popular subject matter for the frescoes that decorated the elaborate villas of Pompeii's wealthy citizens. This richly illustrated volume highlights various depictions of the heavenly and heroic pantheon of ancient Rome, while the text explores both the general characteristics of Pompeiian painting and their specific treatment of gods and heroes.

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