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016 Italy - Rome - Ostia Antica

Caseggiato di Bacco e Arianna (c. 117 AD to 138 AD)
House of Bacchus and Ariadne

This room was perhaps a meeting hall. It was twice as high as the other rooms. On the floor is an excellent black-and-white mosaic with floral motifs and a panel with figures in the centre. Depicted are Bacchus and Ariadne, and the struggling Eros and Pan (representing love and lust).