Pompeii: The Place to Relax

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Pompeii: The Place to Relax City Planning Covering over 62 hectares, Pompeii is one of the largest relaxation towns in the modern world. The city is well planned, with activities to suit people of all ages, sexes and interests. The streets and roads divide the town into ordered rectangular blocks, which contain a diversity of shops, houses, business, as well as a variety of different buildings. The city has been planned carefully to take full advantage of the pleasant seaside, with similar buildings close to each other. Shops are located all through Pompeii with an emphasis on convenience. Temples are also located in a designated area for all your daily praying needs. There are also many baths and entertainment centres strategically paced at different parts of the city for optimum access and convenience. People of Pompeii The people of Pompeii can be considered to be one of the most law abiding citizen of the Roman world. The city follows a rigid code of conduct, and is free from crime and violence. Yet, the city is not dull. The people are friendly, open and merry. Classes Like every Roman city, Pompeii has a simple system of classes. This is defined by the ruling body, the ordo decurionum who meet in the Basilica to run the city. It is made up of 100 decurions, elected for life. Also, every year, the comitium (assembly) of all male citizens elect four decurions to run the town. Two officials called duumviri are in charge of justice and important finances. Two other officials called aediles supervise public buildings, manage markets, maintain order and issue licences and permits. The city also ... ... middle of paper ... ... * Temple of Isis * Temple of Fortuna Augusta * Temple of Lares * Temple of Venus * Temple of Vespasian * Doric Temples Mosaics and frescos Pompeii is known throughout for its magnificent art. The cities wall paintings, mosaics, murals and sculptures portray life in Pompeii. Examples of this art are present throughout the city. In the Villa of Mysteries, walls have screens painted on the, above which is painted sky. This is designed to give an optical illusion, an example of the second style popular in 90-10 BCE. The House of the Centenary has a fabulous white room, entirely covered in a delicate leaf pattern, an example of the fourth style in 55-79 ACE. As well as being beautiful, mosaics also serve a purpose, such as the guard dog in the House of the Tragic Poet.

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