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The House of Augustus

The House of Augustus is located next to the Temple of Apollo in a complex of buildings on the Palatine Hill, Rome. Augustus' residence, comprising three levels, was built on a grand scale with wall paintings similar to the second-style paintings seen at Pompeii.

Three rooms with what appear to be theatrically-inflected architectural designs will be investigated: the north wall of Room 11 (the so-called "Room of the Perspectival Wall Paintings"); the south wall of Room 13 ("Large Oecus") and the south wall from Room 5 ("Room of the Masks").

The architectural designs form the focus of the study, which is carried out through the creation of detailed 3d models.

Research by Martin Blazeby