The “House of the Tragic Poet”, called this way because Archaeologists found in it a “fresco”, now eroded by time, in which they seemed to recognize the portrait of the Greek poet Euripides, is a typical standard-sized Pompeii villa, by the main entrance to which is a mosaic of a ferocious molossus, which, with the help of the Latin indication “cave canem” (“beware of the dog”, is ready to scare off any thief with stealing intent.

 

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