Reconstruction of the thermopolium of Vetutius Placidus on the Via dell'Abbondanza in However only barbarians wore moustaches, not a civilized Roman. There is even no Latin word for moustache. Drawing by Andrea Tosolini
The purpose of this reconstruction is to investigate the relationship of the Triclinium, the famous dining room at the villa of the Mysteries in Pompeii, Italy to its setting within its gardens and its extensive views.
Reconstruction of a Roman peristylum (peristyle) and peristylium (courtyard) at Pompeii. A peristyle is a columned porch or open colonnade in a building surrounding a court that may contain an internal garden.
The triclinium in the evening, at the Villa of the Mysteries in Pompeii, Italy by James Stanton-Abbott. With the shutters closed, and the room lit by oil lamps or candles on candelabra, the sense of intimacy and mystery would have been heightened.