Pompeian Peristyle Gardens

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The display of socioeconomic status was important in the Roman society. There were several means to do this, and one of the most significant was a private house with its fine architecture and decorations. In academic scholarship, the Roman house has been divided into public and private sections. The first mentioned fulfills the display function of the house. One of the largest and most important spaces in this part of the house was the peristyle, which often had a garden – particularly in Pompeii. Consequently, in the model of the Roman house, the peristyle garden is listed as one of the most prominent locations of socioeconomic display. Although this interpretation is not always incorrect, it is based on very selective source material, and the generalizing assumption that the peristyle was always built for this function is problematic. This book will for the first time examine all the Pompeian peristyle gardens, creating a disruptive view of how these spaces were designed, used, and perceived.
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NimiStudies in Roman Space and Urbanism


  • 615 Historia ja arkeologia
  • Rome
  • Roman domestic space
  • Roman architecture
  • Pompeii
  • Garden history
  • Garden archaeology
  • sculpture
  • decoration
  • graffiti
  • 211 Arkkitehtuuri
  • Peristyle
  • garden
  • fountain
  • house
  • Wall paintings
  • pool
  • floor

Siteeraa tätä

Simelius, S. (2021). Pompeian Peristyle Gardens. (Studies in Roman Space and Urbanism). Routledge.