Dionysiac frieze, Villa of Mysteries, Pompeii


Dionysian Cult Cycle (?), Villa of Mysteries, before 79 C.E., fresco, Pompeii


Additional resources:

Roman Painting on the Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History

Mary Beard, John North, and Simon Price, Religions of Rome, 2 vols. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998)

Joanne Berry, The Complete Pompeii (London: Thames & Hudson, 2013).

Roger Ling, Roman Painting  (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991).

Donatella Mazzoleni and Umberto Pappalardo, Domus: Wall Painting in the Roman House (Los Angeles: Getty Trust Publications, 2005).

Umberto Pappalardo, The Splendor of Roman Wall Painting (Los Angeles: Getty Trust Publications, 2009).


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Cite this page as: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker, "Dionysiac frieze, Villa of Mysteries, Pompeii," in Smarthistory, December 9, 2015, accessed December 12, 2018, https://smarthistory.org/dionysiac-frieze-villa-of-mysteries-pompeii/.