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II.6 Pompeii. Anfiteatro or Amphitheatre.

First excavations 1748, then abandoned.

Completely excavated between 1813 and 1816.

 

Part:       1        2        3         4        5        6        7_

 

II.6 Pompeii. May 2010. North end of arena of Amphitheatre. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

II.6 Pompeii. May 2010. North end of arena of amphitheatre. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

II.6 Pompeii. May 2004. North end of arena of Amphitheatre.

II.6 Pompeii. May 2004. North end of arena of amphitheatre. 

 

II.6 Pompeii. 1944. Arena and seating of Amphitheatre, north-east corner. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

II.6 Pompeii. 1944. Arena and seating of amphitheatre, north-east corner. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

II.6 Pompeii. 4th October 1937. Seating in ampitheatre. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

II.6 Pompeii. 4th October 1937. Seating in amphitheatre. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

II.6 Pompeii. 26th October 1936. Italian soldiers sitting as a group in the amphitheatre.
Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

II.6 Pompeii. 26th October 1936. Italian soldiers sitting as a group in the amphitheatre. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

II.6 Pompeii. June 2012. Looking north-east across arena of Amphitheatre. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

II.6 Pompeii. June 2012. Looking north-east across arena of amphitheatre. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

II.6 Pompeii. October 2001. Looking towards the north-east side of the amphitheatre.
Photo courtesy of Peter Woods.

II.6 Pompeii. October 2001. Looking towards the north-east side of the amphitheatre. Photo courtesy of Peter Woods.

 

II.6 Pompeii. ADS 79. Inner wall of amphitheatre, paintings now lost.
Painting by Francesco Morelli from amphitheatre podium, at top, showing the armament of gladiators.
Below, is the painted panel of lion chasing a horse. See also ADS 47.
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 79. 
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II.6 Pompeii. ADS 79. Inner wall of amphitheatre, paintings now lost.

Painting by Francesco Morelli from amphitheatre podium, at top, showing the armament of gladiators.

Below, is the painted panel of lion chasing a horse. See also ADS 47.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 79.

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II.6 Pompeii. 1817 copy by Gell of painting on the low walls of the amphitheatre, now lost.
See Gell, W, and Gandy J. P., 1819.  Pompeiana. London: Rodwell and Martin, pl. LXX.  
According to Overbeck, this scene, which obviously shows the beginning of the contest, shows the armament of the gladiators. 
In the middle is the referee with long staff showing the circle of struggle.
To his right is a gladiator standing half-armed, behind whom are two comrades who hold his sword and helmet.
To the referee’s left is a semi-armed man who blows the battle horn. 
Crouching comrades behind him also hold helmet and shield ready for him. 
At either end in the background wait the winged victories.
The man who blows the battle horn (tuba) is a semi-armed gladiator and not a Tubicen (trumpeter) who would have been unarmed.
See Overbeck J., 1884. Pompeji in seinen Gebäuden, Alterthümen und Kunstwerken. Leipzig: Engelmann, p. 183, fig. 107. 

Three similar bronze trumpets were excavated in V.2.c in January 1884 and are now in Naples Archaeological Museum.

II.6 Pompeii. 1817 copy by Gell of painting on the low walls of the amphitheatre, now lost.

See Gell, W, and Gandy J. P., 1819. Pompeiana. London: Rodwell and Martin, pl. LXX. 

According to Overbeck, this scene, which obviously shows the beginning of the contest, shows the armament of the gladiators.

In the middle is the referee with long staff showing the circle of struggle.
To his right is a gladiator standing half-armed, behind whom are two comrades who hold his sword and helmet.

To the referee’s left is a semi-armed man who blows the battle horn.

Crouching comrades behind him also hold helmet and shield ready for him.

At either end in the background wait the winged victories.

The man who blows the battle horn (tuba) is a semi-armed gladiator and not a Tubicen (trumpeter) who would have been unarmed.

See Overbeck J., 1884. Pompeji in seinen Gebäuden, Alterthümen und Kunstwerken. Leipzig: Engelmann, p. 183, fig. 107.

 

Three similar bronze trumpets were excavated in V.2.c in January 1884 and are now in Naples Archaeological Museum.

 

II.6 Pompeii. May 2012. North-east rim of inner wall of the arena of the Amphitheatre where inscriptions are carved.  
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.
According to Cooley, in a series of inscriptions [CIL X, 853, 854, 855, 856, 857a, 857d] on the capping of the wall dividing the arena from the spectators’ seating appear the names of benefactors, who paid for the construction of the stone seating during the Augustan period. 
This replaced the earliest seating, which was probably wooden.
Each inscription relates to a particular section, or wedge, of seating (cuneus). 
See Cooley, A. and M.G.L., 2004. Pompeii: A Sourcebook. London: Routledge, p. 46.

II.6 Pompeii. May 2012. North-east rim of inner wall of the arena of the amphitheatre where inscriptions are carved. 

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

According to Cooley, in a series of inscriptions [CIL X, 853, 854, 855, 856, 857a, 857d] on the capping of the wall dividing the arena from the spectators’ seating appear the names of benefactors, who paid for the construction of the stone seating during the Augustan period.

This replaced the earliest seating, which was probably wooden.

Each inscription relates to a particular section, or wedge, of seating (cuneus).

See Cooley, A. and M.G.L., 2004. Pompeii: A Sourcebook. London: Routledge, p. 46.

 

II.6 Pompeii. ADS 81. Inner wall of amphitheatre, paintings now lost.
Painting by Francesco Morelli of amphitheatre podium painted with panels of fake marble and pattern of scales, separated by panels with Herms, Vittoria and candelabra. Above this was the cornice on which the inscription was engraved, above this, two rows of steps/seating are shown.
The first mention of the podium paintings were “two years after the first resumption of excavations in PAH, I, 3, p.168, of the 15th January 1815”.
Then they were left derelict and exposed, and only a few months after their re-finding, the paintings in the amphitheatre were found to be dilapidated. 
In particular the standing figure playing the trumpet had lost half of his head.
By the first months of 1816, due to the ice, the painted stucco that was not protected fell from the wall; the ones that remained on the wall of the parapet around the arena “che restavano nel giro del parapetto del’ arena, e massime quello dov’erano i gladiatori.” (PAH, I, 3, p.179).
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 81.
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II.6 Pompeii. ADS 81. Inner wall of amphitheatre, paintings now lost.

Painting by Francesco Morelli of amphitheatre podium painted with panels of fake marble and pattern of scales, separated by panels with Herms, Vittoria and candelabra. Above this was the cornice on which the inscription was engraved, above this, two rows of steps/seating are shown.

The first mention of the podium paintings were “two years after the first resumption of excavations in PAH, I, 3, p.168, of the 15th January 1815”.

Then they were left derelict and exposed, and only a few months after their re-finding, the paintings in the amphitheatre were found to be dilapidated.

In particular the standing figure playing the trumpet had lost half of his head.

By the first months of 1816, due to the ice, the painted stucco that was not protected fell from the wall; the ones that remained on the wall of the parapet around the arena “che restavano nel giro del parapetto del’ arena, e massime quello dov’erano i gladiatori.” (PAH, I, 3, p.179).

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 81.

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II.6 Pompeii. ADS 83. Inner wall of amphitheatre, paintings now lost.
Painting by Francesco Morelli of amphitheatre podium painted with panels of fake marble and pattern of scales, separated by candelabra and Vittoria.
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 83.
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II.6 Pompeii. ADS 83. Inner wall of amphitheatre, paintings now lost.

Painting by Francesco Morelli of amphitheatre podium painted with panels of fake marble and pattern of scales, separated by candelabra and Vittoria.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 83.

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II.6 Pompeii. ADS 84. Two parts of the inner wall of amphitheatre, paintings now lost.
Painting by Francesco Morelli of amphitheatre podium.
Above are painted with panels of fake marble and pattern of scales, separated by Vittoria and on the parapet is part of CIL X, 857c.
Below is a fight of beasts, with a bear and a bull tied together in the centre panel, with herms either side, one with a shield leaning against it.
On the parapets are parts of CIL X, 857c and 857d.

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

P(ublius) Caesetius Sex(ti) f(ilius) Capito IIvir pro lud(is) lum(inibus)     [CIL X, 857c]
M(arcus) Cantrius M(arci) f(ilius) Marcellus IIvir pro lud(is) lum(inibus) cuneos III f(aciendum) c(uravit) ex d(ecreto) d(ecurionum)      [CIL X, 857d].

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 84.
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II.6 Pompeii. ADS 84. Two parts of the inner wall of amphitheatre, paintings now lost.

Painting by Francesco Morelli of amphitheatre podium.

Above are painted with panels of fake marble and pattern of scales, separated by Vittoria and on the parapet is part of CIL X, 857c.

Below is a fight of beasts, with a bear and a bull tied together in the centre panel, with herms either side, one with a shield leaning against it.

On the parapets are parts of CIL X, 857c and 857d.

 

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


P(ublius) Caesetius Sex(ti) f(ilius) Capito IIvir pro lud(is) lum(inibus)     [CIL X, 857c]

M(arcus) Cantrius M(arci) f(ilius) Marcellus IIvir pro lud(is) lum(inibus) cuneos III f(aciendum) c(uravit) ex d(ecreto) d(ecurionum)      [CIL X, 857d].

 

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 84.

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II.6 Pompeii. ADS 85. Inner wall of amphitheatre, paintings now lost.
Painting by Francesco Morelli of amphitheatre podium painted with panels of fake marble and pattern of scales, with candelabra and Vittoria.
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 85.
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II.6 Pompeii. ADS 85. Inner wall of amphitheatre, paintings now lost.

Painting by Francesco Morelli of amphitheatre podium painted with panels of fake marble and pattern of scales, with candelabra and Vittoria.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 85.

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II.6 Pompeii. ADS 86. Inner wall of amphitheatre, paintings now lost.
Painting by Francesco Morelli of amphitheatre podium painted with panels of fake marble and pattern of scales, with Herms and Vittoria.
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 86.
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II.6 Pompeii. ADS 86. Inner wall of amphitheatre, paintings now lost.

Painting by Francesco Morelli of amphitheatre podium painted with panels of fake marble and pattern of scales, with Herms and Vittoria.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 86.

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II.6 Pompeii. ADS 87. Inner wall of amphitheatre, paintings now lost.
Painting by Francesco Morelli of amphitheatre podium panels on a red background, and panel of the beast hunt.
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 87.
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II.6 Pompeii. ADS 87. Inner wall of amphitheatre, paintings now lost.

Painting by Francesco Morelli of amphitheatre podium panels on a red background, and panel of the beast hunt.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 87.

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II.6 Pompeii. ADS 88. Inner wall of amphitheatre, paintings now lost.
Painting by Francesco Morelli of amphitheatre podium panels on a red background, and two panels with gladiators (two retiarius). (Helbig 1514).
At the sides are herms with shields leaning against them.
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 88.
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II.6 Pompeii. ADS 88. Inner wall of amphitheatre, paintings now lost.

Painting by Francesco Morelli of amphitheatre podium panels on a red background, and two panels with gladiators (two retiarius). (Helbig 1514).

At the sides are herms with shields leaning against them.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 88.

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II.6 Pompeii. ADS 89. Inner wall of amphitheatre, paintings now lost.
Painting by Francesco Morelli of amphitheatre podium panels on a red background, and panel of hunt of beasts (Helbig 1519).
At the sides are herms with shields leaning against them.
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 89.
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II.6 Pompeii. ADS 89. Inner wall of amphitheatre, paintings now lost.

Painting by Francesco Morelli of amphitheatre podium panels on a red background, and panel of hunt of beasts (Helbig 1519).

At the sides are herms with shields leaning against them.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 89.

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II.6 Pompeii. ADS 80. Inner wall of amphitheatre, painting now lost. 
Painting by Francesco Morelli of amphitheatre podium panel, showing the hunt of the wild beasts, panther and boar, see ADS 89 above. 
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 80.
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II.6 Pompeii. ADS 80. Inner wall of amphitheatre, painting now lost.

Painting by Francesco Morelli of amphitheatre podium panel, showing the hunt of the wild beasts, panther and boar, see ADS 89 above.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 80.

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II.6 Pompeii. December 2006. Seating of Amphitheatre, looking north-east. 
Inscribed on the capping stone of the rim of the arena wall is 
MAG. PAG. AVG. F. S. PRO. LVD. EX. D. D.

According to Epigraphik-Datenbank Clauss/Slaby (See www.manfredclauss.de) this expands to
Mag(istri) pag(i) Aug(usti) f(elicia) s(uburbani) pro lud(is) ex d(ecreto) d(ecurionum)       [CIL X, 853]

According to Cooley, this translates as
The presidents of the Fortunate Augustan Suburban Country District (built this) instead of games, by decree of the town councillors.
See Cooley, A. and M.G.L., 2004. Pompeii: A Sourcebook. London: Routledge, p. 46, D1.

II.6 Pompeii. December 2006. Seating of amphitheatre, looking north-east.

Inscribed on the capping stone of the rim of the arena wall is

MAG. PAG. AVG. F. S. PRO. LVD. EX. D. D.

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

Mag(istri) pag(i) Aug(usti) f(elicia) s(uburbani) pro lud(is) ex d(ecreto) d(ecurionum)       [CIL X, 853]

 

According to Cooley, this translates as

The presidents of the Fortunate Augustan Suburban Country District (built this) instead of games, by decree of the town councillors.

See Cooley, A. and M.G.L., 2004. Pompeii: A Sourcebook. London: Routledge, p. 46, D1.

 

II.6 Pompeii. December 2006. Arena and seating of Amphitheatre, north-east corner. 
Incised in the capping stone on the rim of the arena wall is an inscription.
T. ATVLLIVS C. F. CELER IIV PRO. LVD. LV. CVN. F. C. EX. D. D.

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

T(itus) Atullius C(ai) f(ilius) Celer IIv(ir) pro lud(is) lu(minibus) cun(eum) f(aciendum) c(uravit) ex d(ecreto) d(ecurionum)      [CIL X 854]

According to Cooley, this translates to 
Titus Atullius Celer, son of Gaius, duumvir, instead of games and lights, saw to the construction of a seating sector, by decree of the town councillors.
See Cooley, A. and M.G.L., 2004. Pompeii: A Sourcebook. London: Routledge, D2, p. 47.

II.6 Pompeii. December 2006. Arena and seating of amphitheatre, north-east corner.

Incised in the capping stone on the rim of the arena wall is an inscription.

T. ATVLLIVS C. F. CELER IIV PRO. LVD. LV. CVN. F. C. EX. D. D.

 

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


T(itus) Atullius C(ai) f(ilius) Celer IIv(ir) pro lud(is) lu(minibus) cun(eum) f(aciendum) c(uravit) ex d(ecreto) d(ecurionum)      [CIL X 854]

 

According to Cooley, this translates to

Titus Atullius Celer, son of Gaius, duumvir, instead of games and lights, saw to the construction of a seating sector, by decree of the town councillors.

See Cooley, A. and M.G.L., 2004. Pompeii: A Sourcebook. London: Routledge, D2, p. 47.

 

II.6 Pompeii. May 2016. Inscription carved on rim of inner wall of the arena of the Amphitheatre.
Part inscription T. ATVLLIVS C. F.  Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.
According to CIL X this is the start of the inscription
T. ATVLLIVS C. F. CELER II V. PRO LVD LV CVN F. C. EX. D. D.   [CIL X 854]

II.6 Pompeii. May 2016. Inscription carved on rim of inner wall of the arena of the amphitheatre.

Part inscription T. ATVLLIVS C. F.  Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

According to CIL X this is the start of the inscription

T. ATVLLIVS C. F. CELER II V. PRO LVD LV CVN F. C. EX. D. D.   [CIL X 854]

 

II.6 Pompeii. May 2016. Inscription carved on rim of inner wall of the arena of the Amphitheatre.
Inscription CELER, part of CIL X 854. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

II.6 Pompeii. May 2016. Inscription carved on rim of inner wall of the arena of the amphitheatre.

Inscription CELER, part of CIL X 854. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

II.6 Pompeii. May 2016. Inscription carved on rim of inner wall of the arena of the Amphitheatre.
Inscription PRO, part of CIL X 854. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

II.6 Pompeii. May 2016. Inscription carved on rim of inner wall of the arena of the amphitheatre.

Inscription PRO, part of CIL X 854. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

II.6 Pompeii. May 2016. Inscription carved on rim of inner wall of the arena of the Amphitheatre.
Inscription LVD LV CVN, part of CIL X 854. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

II.6 Pompeii. May 2016. Inscription carved on rim of inner wall of the arena of the amphitheatre.

Inscription LVD LV CVN, part of CIL X 854. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

II.6 Pompeii. May 2016. Inscription carved on rim of inner wall of the arena of the Amphitheatre.
Inscription F. C. EX. D. D., part of CIL X 854. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

II.6 Pompeii. May 2016. Inscription carved on rim of inner wall of the arena of the amphitheatre.

Inscription F. C. EX. D. D., part of CIL X 854. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

II.6 Pompeii. ADS 82. Inner wall of amphitheatre, paintings now lost. 
Painting by Francesco Morelli of two parts of the amphitheatre podium painted with panels of fake marble and pattern of scales, with panels with Herms, and Vittoria. 
In the upper panel, centre is the winged Victory and, on the parapet, immediately above is part of CIL X, 854.
According to the Epigraphik-Datenbank Clauss/Slaby (See www.manfredclauss.de) the full inscription read

T(itus) Atullius C(ai) f(ilius) Celer IIv(ir) pro lud(is) lu(minibus) cun(eum) f(aciendum) c(uravit) ex d(ecreto) d(ecurionum)      [CIL X 854]
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 82.
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II.6 Pompeii. ADS 82. Inner wall of amphitheatre, paintings now lost.

Painting by Francesco Morelli of two parts of the amphitheatre podium painted with panels of fake marble and pattern of scales, with panels with Herms, and Vittoria.

In the upper panel, centre is the winged Victory and, on the parapet, immediately above is part of CIL X, 854.

According to the Epigraphik-Datenbank Clauss/Slaby (See www.manfredclauss.de) the full inscription read

 

T(itus) Atullius C(ai) f(ilius) Celer IIv(ir) pro lud(is) lu(minibus) cun(eum) f(aciendum) c(uravit) ex d(ecreto) d(ecurionum)      [CIL X 854]

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 82.

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II.6 Pompeii. May 2012. Part of an inscription carved into rim of inner wall of the arena of the Amphitheatre. 
The full inscription read L. SAGINIVS IIVIR I. D. PR. LV. LV. EX. D. D. CVN.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.
According to Epigraphik-Datenbank Clauss/Slaby (See www.manfredclauss.de) this expands to

L(ucius) Saginius IIvir i(ure) d(icundo) pr(o) lu(dis) lu(minibus) ex d(ecreto) d(ecurionum) cun(eum)      [CIL X 855]

According to Cooley, this translates as 

Lucius Saginius, duumvir with judicial power, instead of games and lights, by decree of the town councillors (built this) seating sector.

The phrase ‘instead of games’ implies that the ‘benefactors’ concerned were actually thus fulfilling their legal obligation to spend a certain amount of money in their year of office either on games
or on a monument. The references to lights allude to performances held at night under artificial illumination.
See Cooley, A. and M.G.L., 2004. Pompeii: A Sourcebook. London: Routledge, p. 46-7, D3.

II.6 Pompeii. May 2012. Part of an inscription carved into rim of inner wall of the arena of the amphitheatre.

The full inscription read L. SAGINIVS IIVIR I. D. PR. LV. LV. EX. D. D. CVN.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

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

 

L(ucius) Saginius IIvir i(ure) d(icundo) pr(o) lu(dis) lu(minibus) ex d(ecreto) d(ecurionum) cun(eum)      [CIL X 855]

 

According to Cooley, this translates as

 

Lucius Saginius, duumvir with judicial power, instead of games and lights, by decree of the town councillors (built this) seating sector.

 

The phrase ‘instead of games’ implies that the ‘benefactors’ concerned were actually thus fulfilling their legal obligation to spend a certain amount of money in their year of office either on games or on a monument. The references to lights allude to performances held at night under artificial illumination.

See Cooley, A. and M.G.L., 2004. Pompeii: A Sourcebook. London: Routledge, p. 46-7, D3.

 

II.6 Pompeii. ADS 82. Inner wall of amphitheatre, paintings now lost. 
Painting by Francesco Morelli of two parts of the amphitheatre podium painted with panels of fake marble and pattern of scales, with panels with Herms, and Vittoria. 
In the lower panel centre are a lion and a horse and either side is a herm with a shield leaning against it.
On the parapet immediately above is the inscription CIL X, 855.
According to the Epigraphik-Datenbank Clauss/Slaby (See www.manfredclauss.de) the inscription read

L(ucius) Saginius IIvir i(ure) d(icundo) pr(o) lu(dis) lu(minibus) ex d(ecreto) d(ecurionum) cun(eum)      [CIL X 855]

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 82.
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II.6 Pompeii. ADS 82. Inner wall of amphitheatre, paintings now lost.

Painting by Francesco Morelli of two parts of the amphitheatre podium painted with panels of fake marble and pattern of scales, with panels with Herms, and Vittoria.

In the lower panel centre are a lion and a horse and either side is a herm with a shield leaning against it.

On the parapet immediately above is the inscription CIL X, 855.

According to the Epigraphik-Datenbank Clauss/Slaby (See www.manfredclauss.de) the inscription read

 

L(ucius) Saginius IIvir i(ure) d(icundo) pr(o) lu(dis) lu(minibus) ex d(ecreto) d(ecurionum) cun(eum)      [CIL X 855]

 

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 82.

Photo © ICCD. http://www.catalogo.beniculturali.it

Utilizzabili alle condizioni della licenza Attribuzione - Non commerciale - Condividi allo stesso modo 2.5 Italia (CC BY-NC-SA 2.5 IT)

 

II.6 Pompeii. May 2016. Inscription carved on rim of inner wall of the arena of the Amphitheatre.
Inscription L. SAGINIVS, part of CIL X 855.  Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

II.6 Pompeii. May 2016. Inscription carved on rim of inner wall of the arena of the amphitheatre.

Inscription L. SAGINIVS, part of CIL X 855.  Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

II.6 Pompeii. May 2016. Inscription carved on rim of inner wall of the arena of the Amphitheatre.
Inscription II VIR I D, part of CIL X 855. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

II.6 Pompeii. May 2016. Inscription carved on rim of inner wall of the arena of the amphitheatre.

Inscription II VIR I D, part of CIL X 855. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

II.6 Pompeii. May 2016. Inscription carved on rim of inner wall of the arena of the Amphitheatre.
Inscription D PR LV, part of CIL X 855. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

II.6 Pompeii. May 2016. Inscription carved on rim of inner wall of the arena of the amphitheatre.

Inscription D PR LV, part of CIL X 855. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

II.6 Pompeii. May 2016. Inscription carved on rim of inner wall of the arena of the Amphitheatre.
Inscription LV LV EX D, part of CIL X 855. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

II.6 Pompeii. May 2016. Inscription carved on rim of inner wall of the arena of the amphitheatre.

Inscription LV LV EX D, part of CIL X 855. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

II.6 Pompeii. May 2016. Inscription carved on rim of inner wall of the arena of the Amphitheatre.
Inscription D CVN, part of CIL X 855. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

II.6 Pompeii. May 2016. Inscription carved on rim of inner wall of the arena of the amphitheatre.

Inscription D CVN, part of CIL X 855. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

II.6 Pompeii. May 2012. Inscription CVN (cuneus) carved into rim of inner wall of the arena of the Amphitheatre.  
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee 
According to Cooley, this relates to a particular section, or wedge, of seating (cuneus). 
See Cooley, A. and M.G.L., 2004. Pompeii: A Sourcebook. London: Routledge, p. 46.

II.6 Pompeii. May 2012. Inscription CVN (cuneus) carved into rim of inner wall of the arena of the amphitheatre. 

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee

According to Cooley, this relates to a particular section, or wedge, of seating (cuneus).

See Cooley, A. and M.G.L., 2004. Pompeii: A Sourcebook. London: Routledge, p. 46.

 

 

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