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6/7 (SM volume 164) The so-called Villa of Lucullus near Terracina

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6/7 (SM volume 164) The so-called Villa of Lucullus near Terracina

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The Sea is about half a mile / distance from the house; the remains / of the house occupy I believe / nearly 3 Miles in Circumference Plan of half-elliptical compartment, 33 feet deep and 75 feet wide, with alternately square and semicircular alcoves next to a semicircular compartment, 46 feet 9 inches wide. Labelled: SW. This part fronts the lake. and Plaister in many places / 6 In. thick / All the walls of this / part reticulated with / great care with stones / &c as per sketch. Detail showing coursed brickwork over (cross hatched) reticulated plasterwork for 4 feet high & then / 6 Courses of Bricks, / other walls are / entirely of brick / There are 2 pieces of Cornice lying by / the lake exceedingly rich

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