Villa Romana del CasaleA luxurious Roman villa from around 320 CE Piazza Armerina / Sicily / Italy
Literature on the Villa
Andrea Carandini: Filosofiana: la villa di Piazza Armerina: immagine di un aristocratico romano al tempo di Constantino, 2 vol, Flaccovio, Palermo, 1982. Also in English. (Volume 2 is a collection of pictures of almost every mosaic and fresco, even the ones the normal visitor cannot see.)
Filippo Coarelli, Mario Torelli (eds.): Guide Archeologiche Laterza, Sicilia, Laterza, Bari, 2000.
Gino Vinicio Gentili: The Imperial Villa of Piazza Armerina, Tipografia dello Stato, Rome, 1956 (tourist guide).
Gino Vinicio Gentili: La villa Erculia di Piazza Armerina. I mosaici figurati", Rome, 1959.
Biagio Pace: I mosaici di Piazza Armerina, Casini, Rome, 1955.
Antonino Ragona: Il proprietario della Villa romana di Piazza Armerina, Caltagirone, 1962.
Literature on Ancient Mosaics
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- How the Villa Was Used in Antiquity
- The Name of the Villa and its Owner
- The Mosaics
- Statues, Wall Painting and Other Decorative Elements
- Visiting the Villa Romana del Casale
- Literature and Links
- Aqueducts - The water supply of the villa
- Atrium - An atrium with portico and fountains
- Atrium of the Fishing Cupids - The atrium of the larger private apartment
- Corridor of the Great Hunt - Mosaic with magnificent scenes of hunts for live animals
- Cubicle of Children Hunting - The bedroom of the lady of the house
- Cubicle of Choruses and Actors - Probably the bedroom of the owner of the villa
- Cubicle of Fruits - Bedroom with geometric mosaic and wall paintings
- Cubicle with Erotic Mosaic - Bedroom with geometric mosaic and wall paintings
- Elliptical Peristyle - A secondary peristyle for the invited guests
- Entrance - Main entrance to the villa complex
- Great Basilica - The central hall in the villa.
- Guest room with geometric mosaic - Cubicle with antechamber and simple mosaics
- Hall of Arion - A splendid hall with the legend of the poet Arion
- Hall of Orpheus - Living room with mosaic of Orpheus playing for the animals
- Internal latrine - A private latrine inside the villa
- Latrine - The larger latrine of the villa
- Octagonal Latrine - External latrine behind the main buildings of the villa
- Passage from the corridor to the elliptical peristyle
- Passage from the peristyle to the elliptical peristyle
- Peristyle - The central open space in a Roman house
- Room of the Dance - Cubicle with mosaics of dancing women
- Room of the Fishing Cupids - Cubicle with cute mosaic and remains of wall painting
- Room of the Little Hunt - Living room with scenes of hunting and offering to Diana
- Room of the Seasons - Room with geometric mosaics with allegories of the four seasons
- Room with Girls in Bikini - Mosaic of girls dressed in bikini-like costumes
- Service rooms with geometric mosaics - Offices, work rooms and kitchen
- Tablinum - Room for welcoming the guests
- Thermal baths - The bathing complex of the villa
- Triclinium - Dining-room with Herculian mosaics
- Vestibule of Eros and Pan - Room with mosaic of a fist-fight between Eros and Pan
- Vestibule of Polyphemus - Mosaic with Ulysses offering wine to Polyphemus
- Vestibule of the Small Circus - Room with mosaics of children playing race track
- Apollo - The Romans imported the Greek god Apollo (Roman Religion and Mythology, Lexicon)
- Circus Maximus (Rome, Italy)
- Colosseum (Rome, Italy)
- Constantine I - Roman Emperor (306-337 CE) (Romans, Historical Persons)
- Maxentius - Roman Emperor (306-312 CE) (Romans, Historical Persons)
- Maximianus Herculius - Roman Emperor (286-305 CE) (Romans, Historical Persons)
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