Gods and Heroes in Pompeii


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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.

Gods and Heroes in Pompeii 2002, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA

ISBN-13: 9780892366309