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1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 587 Naples

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 called the Peristylum, surrounded by fluted columns, the centre of which was laid out as an ornamental garden. Occasionally a third garden beyond was surrounded also by columns. Three courts furnished light and recreation to the occupants of the adjoining rooms which were generally small and without windows- although a little dull glass was found in two or three of the wealthiest houses.

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 Nearly all were paved with mosaic in neat but simple designs the pieces generally about a quarter of an inch square, bed rooms and all- Walls painted in bright colors, and the lower half of the columns were generally painted red. But little marble was used except for ornamentation. The walls and columns being of tuffstone [sic] or thin brick, stuccoed and ornamented-

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 The Temple of Mercury is now closed with a latticed gate through which we see many valuable relics both ornamental and usefull [sic]- Vases, fountains, statuary, capitals, raingutters earthenware, lead pipe, tools- +c.

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 Adjoining the Temple stands the chalcidium similar to the other public buildings, erected by the Priestess Eumachia whose marble statue was found there, and where we now see a copy of it-

6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 Also adjoining is the curia for the deliberations of the town council-

7 Leave a comment on paragraph 7 0 Beyond the Forum is the Temple of Fortune, and near it the public Baths in massive stone buildings with arched stone roofs. Rooms for undressing, niches for clothing, a room for cold Baths almost deep enough for a plunge-bath where in the vault above there is said to have been a glass window. A large room for warm baths where the furnace heat was carried under

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