Pompeii ~ Casa degli Amorini Dorati or House of the Golden Cupids or Domus Cn. Poppaei Habiti or House of Gnaeus Poppaeus Habitus ~ Excavated ~ Looking west across garden area towards large triclinium, a formal dining area in a Roman home.
Ancient Greek & Roman Mosaic: Aphrodite & the Erotes Museum Collection: Bardo Museum, Tunis, Tunisia Type: Mosaic Date: AD Period: Imperial Roman SUMMARY The goddess Aphrodite crowned with a halo, drives a chariot drawn by four winged Erotes (love gods).
Characters in Roman Comedy sometimes use—and sometimes abuse—an altar during the course of a play. At the end of Plautus' Mostellaria ("The Haunted House") the rascally slave Tranio flees to an altar as a refuge from his enraged master Theopropides who is threatening to beat him. The altar functions as a sort of asylum saving the slave from punishment.