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House of the Griffins / Casa Dei Grifi

 
 
House of the Griffins / Casa Dei Grifi Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 3, 2013
1. House of the Griffins / Casa Dei Grifi Marker
Inscription.

House of the Griffins
A steep staircase, part of which is ancient, leads from the back of the so-called Lararium to the underground floor of a house dating to the 2nd-1st century BC. Though partly destroyed by the foundations of the palace above, it gives some idea of the type of aristocratic residence which stood on the Palatine in the Republican period. The house had two storeys: on the ground floor a few remains of the atrium with its pool in peperino and coloured mosaics survive; the underground level is preserved almost intact and its rooms are adorned with frescoes, mosaics and stucco decorations. One of these, depicting two griffins, gives the building its name.

Casa Dei Grifi
Una ripida scala, parzialmente antica, conduce dal retro del cd. Larario ai sotterranei di una casa risalente al II-I secolo a.C. che, per quanto in parte distrutta dalle fondazioni del soprastante palazzo, restituisce un'idea del tipo di abitazioni aristocratische che sorgevano sul Palatino in età repubblicana. La casa possedeva due piani: di quello terreno conosciamo pochi resti relativi all'atrio, con vasca in peperino e mosaici colorati; il piano seminterrato si conserva quasi intatto, con le sue sale decorate da affreschi, mosaici e stucchi, uno dei quali, raffigurante due grifi, dà il nome all'edificio.
 
Location.

House of the Griffins / Casa Dei Grifi Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 3, 2013
2. House of the Griffins / Casa Dei Grifi Marker
41° 53.341′ N, 12° 29.227′ E. Marker is in Rome, Lazio, in Metropolitan City of Rome. Touch for map. Marker is on Palatine Hill, south of the Roman Forum. Marker is at or near this postal address: Via di San Gregorio, Rome, Lazio 00186, Italy.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Domus Flavia. Peristyle / Peristilio (within shouting distance of this marker); Domus Flavia. So-called. Audience Chamber (within shouting distance of this marker); Domus Flavia, so-called Lararium / Cd. Larario (within shouting distance of this marker); Imperial Palace (within shouting distance of this marker); The Octagonal Fountain of the Domus Flavia (within shouting distance of this marker); Domus Flavia. So-called Basilica / Cd. Basilica (within shouting distance of this marker); The Upper Peristyle of the Domus Augustana (within shouting distance of this marker); Palatine Museum / Museo Palatino (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rome.
 
Also see . . .
1. Palatine Hill. (Submitted on June 9, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Flavian Palace at Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 9, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Domus Flavia. (Submitted on June 9, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 9, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 310 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 9, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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