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Published on Feb 19, 2012
New version of my film of the House of the Tragic Poet at Pompeii which is one of the neatest and most elegant houses. It lies very close to the forum and is now accessed through a side entrance Reg. VI, Insula 8, Building 5). The main entrance to the house where the Cave Canem (dog) mosaic greeted an ancient visitor is currently closed to visitors. This dog mosaic recalls a scene in Petronius' Satyricon. This house is not prescribed content for the UK-based OCR examination board's A-level paper Cities of Roman Italy (CC6) but is of direct relevance to understanding the houses and their decoration. It is also of great interest to anyone studying Pompeii. Note the places where paintings were removed by antiquarians. Reshot in HD February 2012.