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1

What was it northwest of?

The theatres and gladiators barracks

2

What was it almost as big as?

A whole city block

3

Why is it referred to as the house of menander?

Fresco of playwright menander in niche in the peristyle

4

What are the columns in the peristyle made of?

Tufa

5

What was the FAUCES decorated in?

Fourth style - black panels above lower frieze

6

What were there pictures of in the frieze in the fauces?

Animals and bird life

7

How many columns supported the roof in the peristyle?

23

8

What order were the supporting roof columns found in the peristyle?

Ionic

9

What was in the centre of the atrium?

Marble lined impluvium

10

What came off the atrium?

Rooms off all 4 sides

11

When was it built?

3rd Century BC

12

What was the entrance flanked by?

Masonry seating