The Decoration of the Hellenistic Peristyle House in South Italy

@article{Little1935TheDO,
  title={The Decoration of the Hellenistic Peristyle House in South Italy},
  author={Alan M. G. Little},
  journal={American Journal of Archaeology},
  year={1935},
  volume={39},
  pages={360 - 371}
}
IN THE evolution of ancient Italian decorative painting, the first two Pompeian styles of Mau form a chapter of their own. They stand out from the ornamental styles which precede and follow them by virtue of an underlying idea: their realistic emphasis on the structural nature of the wall. Not Italian in origin, but Greek, this structural treatment of the interior had its widest extension in Hellenistic times and its passing at the end of that period is lamented by one who received his training…