hortus from peristylium
The Peristylium of Senex Caecilius

Here is a view of my private garden from the peristylium, the covered porch with columns that surrounds the hortus on all sides. The view from the dining room (triclinium) is very serene, and my dinner guests always comment upon it.

Other rooms with a view of the garden include my study (tablinum), the atrium, the exedra, and a reception room (oecus).

The columns are Corinthian order, and the walls are decorated with scenes in Fourth Style fresco.

For additional information on architectural and decorative styles, check these sources:


Vicus | Ianua | Fauces | Atrium | Library | Tablinum | Kitchen | Triclinium | Lavatory | Cubiculum
Taberna | Viridarium | Museum | Mausoleum | Tabularium | Odeum | Scriptorium | Tropaeum
Exedra |
Peristylium | Hortus | Lararium | Baths | Farm | Ludi | Album | Schola