Hall of the private apartment know as the diæta of the "small hunt"

The rural sacrifice

A rural sacrifice takes place in the middle of the second register of the floor mosaic
Some characters are depicted in front of a statue of Diana , the goddess of hunting. One of them, evidently of high rank due to the details of his purple clothing adorned by stripes and orbs , offers the deity incense or resin in the brazier of a quadrangular altar; a ritual to gain favour for the hunting activity about to begin. At his side, two young men watch the scene, leading a horse by the reins, while a boy holds a dog at bay. Scenes of rural sacrifice were frequent for the decoration of many private residences.

Date Clues

A large banquet hall

The composition of the spaces

The layout of the rooms

The room of the seasons

A decoration that marks time

The Mansio, a stopping place

The Mansio of Sophiana

Pars Fructuaria e Pars Rustica

A room dedicated to the sea

The Latifundium

The myth of Orpheus

The Peristyle of the Villa

The public rooms of the Villa

A dignified setting dedicated to the myth of Arion