PompeiiinPictures

  

 

 

Back
Home
Up
Next




I.7.7 Pompeii. Casa del Sacerdos Amandus or House of the Priest Amandus

or Casa dell’affresco di Spartaco.

Excavated 1912 and 1924.

Part 1.                               Part 2

 

Part 3      Part 4

 

I.7.7  Casa del Sacerdos Amandua, or House of the Priest Amandus or Casa dell’affresco di Spartaco

I.7.7 Pompeii. December 2007. Entrance.

 

I.7.7 Pompeii. December 2007. Graffiti on east side of entrance. 
According to Varone and Stefani, found on the east side of the entrance doorway, were CIL IV 7233 and 7234. See Varone, A. and Stefani, G., 2009. Titulorum Pictorum Pompeianorum, Rome: L’erma di Bretschneider, (p.80-81)
According to Epigraphik-Datenbank Clauss/Slaby (See www.manfredclauss.de), they read as -
Secundum aed(ilem) 
[3] rog(at)       [CIL IV 7233]
C(aium) Lollium 
[      [CIL IV 7234]

I.7.7 Pompeii. December 2007. Graffiti on east side of entrance.

According to Varone and Stefani, found on the east side of the entrance doorway, were CIL IV 7233 and 7234.

See Varone, A. and Stefani, G., 2009. Titulorum Pictorum Pompeianorum, Rome: L’erma di Bretschneider, (p.80-81)

 

According to Epigraphik-Datenbank Clauss/Slaby (See www.manfredclauss.de), they read as -


Secundum aed(ilem)

[3] rog(at)       [CIL IV 7233]


C(aium) Lollium

[                        [CIL IV 7234]

 

I.7.7 House of the Priest Amandus.

I.7.7 Pompeii. December 2006. Entrance.

 

I.7.7  Casa del Sacerdos Amandua, 
or House of the Priest Amandus 
or Casa dell’affresco di Spartaco

I.7.7 Pompeii. December 2006. Vestibule.

 

I.7.7 Pompeii. December 2006. Vestibule, looking south to atrium.

I.7.7 Pompeii. December 2006. Vestibule, looking south to atrium.

 

I.7.7 Pompeii. December 2006. West wall of vestibule with remains of ancient combat wall painting with Oscan inscriptions. This came to light when a good part of the wall plaster fell, revealing beneath it, the ancient painting of figures with traces of inscriptions. Above a figure fleeing on horseback to the right, was written in Oscan – “SPARTAKS”.
Badly mutilated but above the figure of the horseman chasing him, was written “PHELI…..ANS”.   See Not. Scavi, 1927, 21, Abb 5.
Jacobelli describes it as being 2.06 m long and 0.45m high.
On the far right a figure with the head of an animal is playing a long trumpet.  Two fighters on horseback, armed with round shields. One pursues the other and wounds him with a long lance.  Above the attacker is an Oscan inscription Phili[….] ans, interpreted as Phili[ks pumpaii]ans . Above the wounded horseman is the name Spartaks.
On the left is a duel between two dismounted gladiators (possibly Samnites) armed with swords and rectangular shields. There are undecipherable Oscan inscriptions above their heads. At the left end is a structure which may possibly be an altar. One theory is that it shows the death of Spartacus following a wound on the thigh as described in ancient sources. A second theory is that it predates the revolt of Spartacus and shows a gladiatorial spectacle with a gladiator called Spartacus which was a common name amongst Thracians.  See Jacobelli, L., 2003. Gladiators at Pompeii. Roma: L’Erma di Bretschneider. (p.75, fig 62)

I.7.7 Pompeii. December 2006.

West wall of vestibule with remains of ancient combat wall painting with Oscan inscriptions.

This came to light when a good part of the wall plaster fell, revealing beneath it, the ancient painting of figures with traces of inscriptions.

Above a figure fleeing on horseback to the right, was written in Oscan – “SPARTAKS”.

Badly mutilated but above the figure of the horseman chasing him, was written “PHELI…..ANS”.

See Not. Scavi, 1927, 21, Abb 5.

 

Jacobelli described it as being 2.06 m long and 0.45m high.

On the far right a figure with the head of an animal is playing a long trumpet.

Two fighters on horseback, armed with round shields. One pursues the other and wounds him with a long lance.

Above the attacker is an Oscan inscription Phili[….] ans, interpreted as Phili[ks pumpaii]ans . Above the wounded horseman is the name Spartaks.

On the left is a duel between two dismounted gladiators (possibly Samnites) armed with swords and rectangular shields.

There are undecipherable Oscan inscriptions above their heads.

At the left end is a structure which may possibly be an altar.

One theory is that it showed the death of Spartacus following a wound on the thigh as described in ancient sources.

A second theory is that it predates the revolt of Spartacus and shows a gladiatorial spectacle with a gladiator called Spartacus which was a common name amongst Thracians.

See Jacobelli, L., 2003. Gladiators at Pompeii. Roma: L’Erma di Bretschneider. (p.75, fig 62)

 

I.7.7 Pompeii. Remains of wall painting showing ancient battle.

I.7.7 Pompeii. Remains of wall painting showing ancient battle.

 

I.7.7 Pompeii. Detail from ancient combat wall painting. At the left end is a structure which may possibly be an altar. Duel between two dismounted gladiators (possibly Samnites) armed with swords and rectangular shields.
There are undecipherable Oscan inscriptions above their heads.

I.7.7 Pompeii. Detail from ancient combat wall painting.

At the left end is a structure which may possibly be an altar.

Duel between two dismounted gladiators (possibly Samnites) armed with swords and rectangular shields.

There are undecipherable Oscan inscriptions above their heads.

 

I.7.7 Pompeii. Detail from ancient combat wall painting. Two fighters on horseback, armed with round shields. One pursues the other and wounds him with a long lance. On the far right a figure with the head of an animal is playing a long trumpet.

I.7.7 Pompeii. Detail from ancient combat wall painting.

Two fighters on horseback, armed with round shields. One pursues the other and wounds him with a long lance.

On the far right a figure with the head of an animal is playing a long trumpet.

 

I.7.7 House of the Priest Amandus.   West wall of vestibule.

I.7.7 Pompeii. December 2006. West wall of vestibule.

 

I.7.7 House of the Priest Amandus.  Impluvium.

I.7.7 Pompeii. December 2006. Impluvium.

 

I.7.7 Pompeii. December 2006. Doorway to room on east of entrance.

I.7.7 Pompeii. December 2006. Doorway to room on east of entrance.

 

I.7.7 Pompeii. July 2007. Looking east towards latrine in small room on east side of entrance. Photo courtesy of Barry Hobson.

I.7.7 Pompeii. July 2007. Looking east towards latrine in small room on east side of entrance.

Photo courtesy of Barry Hobson.

 

I.7.7 Pompeii. December 2006. Cubiculum or bedroom to east of entrance.

I.7.7 Pompeii. December 2006. Cubiculum or bedroom to east of entrance.

 

I.7.7 Pompeii. December 2006. Doorway to bedroom on east side and ala with mosaic threshold.

I.7.7 Pompeii. December 2006. Doorway to bedroom on east side and ala with mosaic threshold.

 

I.7.7 House of the Priest Amandus.   Eastern Ala with mosaic threshold.

I.7.7 Pompeii. December 2006. Eastern ala with mosaic threshold, looking east.

 

I.7.7 Pompeii. December 2006. East wall of ala.

I.7.7 Pompeii. December 2006. East wall of ala.

 

 

Part 2

 

Part 3      Part 4