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of the Tragic Poet
in the years 1824 to 1825,
the residence represents a typical Pompeian house with an atrium and
peristyle. Decorating the floor in the entrance is the famous mosaic Dog
tied to a chain with the words Cave
Canem (Beware of the Dog!).
decorative elements in the house include famous paintings and mosaics,
which today are almost all in the National
Archaeological Museum of Naples. In the atrium were
paintings of scenes from the Iliad,
such as Achilles and Briseis
and Zeus and Hera; placed in
the tablinum were mosaics which portrayed Theater actors(which
gave the house its name) and a painting of Admetus
and Alcestis; found in the peristyle was the famous Sacrifice
of Iphigenia; the triclinum, next to the portico, was
decorated with mythological subjects: Venus
with the nest of Cupid, Ariadne
abandoned and Diana.