House of the Faun

house in historical Pompeii
Front view of the house
The "HAVE" Mosaic (spelling variant of Ave)

The House of the Faun (Italian: Casa del Fauno), was built in the 2nd century BC. It was a large private home in Pompeii, Italy. It has many great works of art. It is a fancy aristocratic house from the Roman republic. The house shows the time period better than most archaeological things in Rome itself.[1]



  1. Grant, Michael; Kitzinger, Rachel (1988). Civilization of the ancient Mediterranean: Greece and Rome. New York: Scribner's. ISBN 0-684-17594-0.

Further readingEdit

  • Butterworth, Alex; Laurence, Ray (2005). Pompeii: The Living City. New York: St. Martin's Press. ISBN 0-312-35585-8.
  • Hornblower, Simon; Spawforth, Antony (1996). The Oxford Classical Dictionary (3rd ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Little, A. M. G. (1935). "The Decoration of The Hellenistic Peristyle House in South Italy". American Journal of Archaeology. 39 (3): 360–371. doi:10.2307/498623. JSTOR 498623.

Coordinates: 40°45′4.5″N 14°29′4.5″E / 40.751250°N 14.484583°E / 40.751250; 14.484583