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I.8.13 Pompeii. Officina di A. Granius Romanus, workshop & dwelling.

Excavated 1941.

 

I.8.13 .  Officina (di Granius Romanus) 

I.18                              Via di Castricio looking west                         I.8.13

I.18 Pompeii. September 2005.  Via di Castricio, looking west.                     I.8.13

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I.8.13 Pompeii. September 2005. Entrance doorway.

I.8.13 Pompeii. September 2005. Entrance doorway.

 

I.8.13 Pompeii. September 2005. Looking north from entrance. An amphora was found in this house addressed to A. Granio Romano  [CIL IV 9540] Della Corte thought Faustilla would have been Granio’s wife.
See Della Corte, M., 1965.  Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino. (p.327)

I.8.13 Pompeii. September 2005. Looking north from entrance.

An amphora was found in this house addressed to A. Granio Romano  [CIL IV 9540]

Della Corte thought Faustilla would have been Granio’s wife.

See Della Corte, M., 1965.  Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino. (p.327)

 

I.8.13 Pompeii. September 2005. Looking north from entrance, along west side of courtyard. According to Jashemski, this entrance led directly into a covered passageway. This passageway enclosed the courtyard at the front of the house, on the west and north side. 
In the north-west corner of the passageway, there was a large lararium. See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas. (p.43)  According to Della Corte, found written on the lararium were the names of two, perhaps dependants or family of Granio – Diadumenus (and) [D]iopha[ntus]    [CIL IV 7296]   See Della Corte, M., 1965.  Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino. (p.327)
According to Epigraphik-Datenbank Clauss/Slaby (See www.manfredclauss.de), these read as -
Diadumenus 
[3]vac 
[                                 [CIL IV 7296a] 
] Saltus 
Diopha[ntus(?)]     [CIL IV 7296b]

I.8.13 Pompeii. September 2005. Looking north from entrance, along west side of courtyard.

According to Jashemski, this entrance led directly into a covered passageway.

This passageway enclosed the courtyard at the front of the house, on the west and north side.

In the north-west corner of the passageway, there was a large lararium.

See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas. (p.43)

According to Della Corte, found written on the lararium were the names of two, perhaps dependants or family of Granio

Diadumenus (and) [D]iopha[ntus]    [CIL IV 7296]

See Della Corte, M., 1965.  Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino. (p.327)

 

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

 

Diadumenus

[3]vac

[                                 [CIL IV 7296a]

] Saltus

Diopha[ntus(?)]     [CIL IV 7296b]

 

I.8.13 Pompeii. September 2005. Looking north-east from entrance, towards rear of house. According to Della Corte, in a cubiculum on the south-east side of the inner courtyard, interesting graffiti were found –
See Della Corte, M., 1965.  Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino. (p.327) 
Idibus Iulis inaures pos(i)tas ad Faustilla(m).
Pro denariis II deduxit aeris a(ssem).
Ex sum(ma) XXX     [CIL IV 8203]
According to Epigraphik-Datenbank Clauss/Slaby (See www.manfredclauss.de) this read as –
Idibus Iuli(i)s 
inaures postas ad Faustilla(m) 
pro |(denariis) II usura(m) deduxit aeris a(ssem) 
ex sum(ma) XXX                      [CIL IV 8203] 
According to Cooley, this was found to the right of CIL IV 8204, in the south-east corner of the bedroom.
She translated it as –
“15 July.  Earrings deposited with Faustilla. Per two denarii she took as usury one copper as.  From a total? 30.”   [CIL IV 8203]  
See Cooley, A. and M.G.L., 2004. Pompeii : A Sourcebook. London : Routledge. (p.170)
According to another book, it translated as -
“On July fifteenth I pawned earrings to Faustilla for 2 denarii (equivalent to 32 asses). From this amount, she deducted one-thirtieth as interest for the monthly usury of one as”     [CIL IV 8203]  
See Panetta, M. R. (ed). 2004. Pompeii, the history, life and art of the buried city. Italy, White Star Publishers; (p. 231)

IV non(as) Iul(ias) paenulam palliolum [posita ad Fau]stillam Pr[oden.]
L [deduxit ?] XIII semis ( ?).
[Aeri]s a(sses) VIII     [CIL IV 8204]
According to Epigraphik-Datenbank Clauss/Slaby (See www.manfredclauss.de) this read as –
IV Non(as) Iul(ias) 
paenulam palliolum [posita ad Fau]stilla(m) 
pr[o |(denariis)] L usur[a] 
[deduxit] XIII s(emissem) 
[aeri]s a(sses) VIII       [CIL IV 8204]
According to Cooley, this was found in the south-east corner of the bedroom.
She translated it as –
“4 July. Hooded cloak and small cloak (deposited by Fau)stilla. Per 50 (…)usury (…) 14 and a half (…) 8 asses”.   [CIL IV 8204]
See Cooley, A. and M.G.L., 2004. Pompeii : A Sourcebook. London : Routledge. (p.170)
The other book describes it as another graffito found in the same room but written just a few days earlier on July 4th.
This time Faustilla received another bitter pledge, this time a cape with a hood.
See Panetta, M. R. (ed). 2004. Pompeii, the history, life and art of the buried city. Italy, White Star Publishers; (p. 231)

I.8.13 Pompeii. September 2005. Looking north-east from entrance, towards rear of house.

According to Della Corte, in a cubiculum on the south-east side of the inner courtyard, interesting graffiti were found –

See Della Corte, M., 1965.  Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino. (p.327)

Idibus Iulis inaures pos(i)tas ad Faustilla(m).

Pro denariis II deduxit aeris a(ssem).

Ex sum(ma) XXX     [CIL IV 8203]

 

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

Idibus Iuli(i)s

inaures postas ad Faustilla(m)

pro |(denariis) II usura(m) deduxit aeris a(ssem)

ex sum(ma) XXX                      [CIL IV 8203]

According to Cooley, this was found to the right of CIL IV 8204, in the south-east corner of the bedroom.

She translated it as –

“15 July.  Earrings deposited with Faustilla. Per two denarii she took as usury one copper as.  From a total? 30.”   [CIL IV 8203] 

See Cooley, A. and M.G.L., 2004. Pompeii : A Sourcebook. London : Routledge. (p.170)

 

According to another book, it translated as -

“On July fifteenth I pawned earrings to Faustilla for 2 denarii (equivalent to 32 asses). From this amount, she deducted one-thirtieth as interest for the monthly usury of one as”     [CIL IV 8203] 

See Panetta, M. R. (ed). 2004. Pompeii, the history, life and art of the buried city. Italy, White Star Publishers; (p. 231)

 

 

IV non(as) Iul(ias) paenulam palliolum [posita ad Fau]stillam Pr[oden.]

L [deduxit ?] XIII semis ( ?).

[Aeri]s a(sses) VIII     [CIL IV 8204]

 

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

IV Non(as) Iul(ias)

paenulam palliolum [posita ad Fau]stilla(m)

pr[o |(denariis)] L usur[a]

[deduxit] XIII s(emissem)
[aeri]s a(sses) VIII       [CIL IV 8204]

 

According to Cooley, this was found in the south-east corner of the bedroom.

She translated it as –

“4 July. Hooded cloak and small cloak (deposited by Fau)stilla. Per 50 (…)usury (…) 14 and a half (…) 8 asses”.   [CIL IV 8204]

See Cooley, A. and M.G.L., 2004. Pompeii : A Sourcebook. London : Routledge. (p.170)

 

The other book describes it as another graffito found in the same room but written just a few days earlier on July 4th.

This time Faustilla received another bitter pledge, this time a cape with a hood.

See Panetta, M. R. (ed). 2004. Pompeii, the history, life and art of the buried city. Italy, White Star Publishers; (p. 231)

 

I.8.13 Pompeii. September 2005. Looking south from I.8.12

I.8.13 Pompeii. September 2005. Looking south from I.8.12 across rear courtyard.

 

I.8.13 Pompeii. 1975. Shop House, 1st room on W side, lunette on W wall.  Photo courtesy of Anne Laidlaw.
American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive. Laidlaw collection _P_75_5_12.

I.8.13 Pompeii. 1975. Shop House, 1st room on W side, lunette on W wall. 

Photo courtesy of Anne Laidlaw.

American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive. Laidlaw collection _P_75_5_12.