The House of Diomed — Photographic Illustration for Bulwer-Lytton's The Last Days of Pompeii. Facing p. 236. Scanned image and text by George P. Landow. [This image may be use without prior permisison for any scholarly or educational purpose.]
"THE door of Diomed's house stood open, and Medon, the old slave, sat at the bottom of the steps by which you ascended to the mansion. That luxurious mansion of the rich merchant of Pompeii is still to be seen just without the gates of the city, at the commencement of the Street of Tombs; it was a gay neighborhood, despite the dead." — Book III, Chapter VI.
Bulwer-Lytton, Edward. The Last Days of Pompeii. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, [n.d. after 1850]
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