House of the Faun

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NCEA Classics Mind Map on House of the Faun, created by KatRichardson on 10/28/2013.

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House of the Faun
1 BASIC FACTS
1.1 Owner: Cassius Family. Popular and Powerful politics family.
1.1.1 Was known because of election slogans found on walls but also because of a named gold ring discovered on the skeleton of a woman in the tablinium.
1.2 Samnite period around 180 BCE
1.3 Owners were very rich and influencial
1.4 House is very large (2950m squared), Upper class residence
1.4.1 At the time it was built, such and size and luxury would only be found in places with Hellenistic influence
1.5 House is made up of two parts: Private part for the family and the public part for public viewing and guests.
2 EVIDENCE OF WEALTHY FAMILY
2.1 Private baths were found within the house.
2.1.1 Uncommon within private places
2.2 Separate rooms for gardener, doorman and servants
2.3 Those of a lesser class would not need rooms such as vestibules, tablinia and large atria. All of these rooms were found in the house.
3 NOTABLE FEATURES
3.1 Private bathes
3.2 Two Peristylium
3.2.1 Large public one
3.2.2 Small private one
3.3 Private part for the family.
3.4 Was an ornamental house: designed to display wealth and influence
4 AESTHETICALLY PLEASING FEATURES
4.1 Bronze statue of the Faun in the impluvium. House got its name from this statue. It displayed the families wealth.
4.2 Eastern Influence
4.2.1 Nilotic Scene (Mosaic)
4.2.2 Alexander Mosaic
4.3 First Style wall painting
4.3.1 Were used to show to give the house a feeling of luxury and to give off the impression of wealthy

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