¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 the floor. Baths of hot air- washing and toilet rooms, all were ornamented with stucco and frescoes. In the rear a large garden or promenade surrounded by a colonade [sic]- Baths for Ladies. +c
¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 All of our party had just finished re-reading Bulwers thrilling tale of the “last days of Pompeii”, and all of us were much interested in the houses of Glaucus, of Sallust, Pansa, and especially the villa of the “rich merchant Diomede” and Julia his vain Daughter. It is just outside the Herculaneum gate on the street of Tombs, so-called from the number of large elaborate tombs lining the street, although tombs line the streets running out at other gates. It was the Roman custom to bury beside a highway.
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This Villa is one of the largest found at Pompeii, and so named from the large tomb of Arrius Diomede
across the street- The labyrinth of rooms and passages are uninterresting and we go back at once to the verandah overlooking the garden below. Under the verandah was a row of rooms for servants (“slaves”)-
¶ 5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 A wide walk extended around the edge of the garden, under this walk is a cellar, a wide passage extending the whole length of the four sides, in which we saw wine and oil jars imbedded in masonry. It was an extensive