The Child Hunters of Ancient Rome 


Yesterday, I posted the long view of this room in the Roman Villa of Casale in Piazza Armerina.  The room is called the Cubical of the Child Hunters. Now, let’s get a bit closer: Note the boy hunting the hare with a spear (upper center), and in contrast, the boy being bitten by a weasle (lower right). Now, that doesn’t look so pleasant, but perhaps the idea is to teach lessons to the child whose room this was in the 4th century? We may never know why such scenes were created, but we are learning much about ancient life them. 

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