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III.6.1 Pompeii. Caupona Pherusae.

Excavated 1935. Bombed in 1943.

 

III.5 Pompeii. December 2004. Unexcavated roadway looking north.                  III.6.1  According to CTP, this insula was badly damaged during the aerial bombing of 1943, and this greatly damaged the inscriptions on the south and west wall. Two bombs fell on the roadway in the photo above, one landed at this junction with the Via dell’Abbondanza, the other landed slightly to the north. From the explosion of the nearest bomb, the above was seriously damaged and today retains very little of the character of its pre-war days. See Van der Poel, H. B., 1986. Corpus Topographicum Pompeianum, Part IIIA. Austin: University of Texas. (p.64)
According to Garcia y Garcia, because of the bombing all the decoration and the numerous inscriptions to the left and right of the entrance, on the south and west walls were lost.
See Garcia y Garcia, L., 2006. Danni di guerra a Pompei. Rome: L’Erma di Bretschneider. (p.60)

III.5 Pompeii. December 2004. Unexcavated roadway looking north.     III.6.1.

According to CTP, this insula was badly damaged during the aerial bombing of 1943, and this greatly damaged the inscriptions on the south and west wall.

Two bombs fell on the roadway in the photo above, one landed at this junction with the Via dell’Abbondanza, the other landed slightly to the north.

From the explosion of the nearest bomb, the above was seriously damaged and today retains very little of the character of its pre-war days.

See Van der Poel, H. B., 1986. Corpus Topographicum Pompeianum, Part IIIA. Austin: University of Texas. (p.64)

According to Garcia y Garcia, because of the bombing all the decoration and the numerous inscriptions to the left and right of the entrance, on the south and west walls were lost.

See Garcia y Garcia, L., 2006. Danni di guerra a Pompei. Rome: L’Erma di Bretschneider. (p.60)

 

III.6.1 Pompeii. July 2011. Entrance doorway on north side of Via dell’Abbondanza.
Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

III.6.1 Pompeii. July 2011. Entrance doorway on north side of Via dell’Abbondanza.

Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

III.6.1 Pompeii. May 2017. Entrance doorway. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

III.6.1 Pompeii. May 2017. Entrance doorway. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

According to Varone and Stefani, to the west (left) of the entrance would have been CIL IV 7747, 7748, 7749.  On the east (right) of the entrance can still be seen the remains of a beautiful wall painting of Venus Pompeiana, described by Della Corte.  Also there would have been many graffiti, between III.6.1 and III.6.2, CIL IV 7750, 7751, 7752, 7753.  See Varone, A. and Stefani, G., 2009. Titulorum Pictorum Pompeianorum, Rome: L’erma di Bretschneider, (p.279-282 with photos)
See Della Corte, M., 1965.  Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino. (p.382)
  According to Epigraphik-Datenbank Clauss/Slaby (See www.manfredclauss.de), these read as –
Cn(aeum)  Helvium  Sabi[num] 
aed(ilem)  o(ro)  v(os)  f(aciatis)  Urbulaneses 
rog(ant)        [CIL IV 7747]
This translates as  “The Urbulanenses ask for Cn. Helvius Sabinus as aediles”  See Cooley, A. and M.G.L., 2004. Pompeii : A Sourcebook. London : Routledge. (p.123)
A(ulum)  S(uettium)  V(erum)  a(edilem)  d(ignum)  r(ei)  p(ublicae)  o(ro)  v(os)  f(aciatis)       [CIL IV 7748]
Popidium 
/
Secundum 
aed(ilem)  Pherusa  rog(at)       [CIL IV 7749]
[Val]entem 
/ 
[Tre]bium 
aed(ilem)  d(ignum)  r(ei)  p(ublicae)       [CIL IV 7750]
A(ulum)  S(uettium)  V(erum)  a(edilem)  d(ignum)  r(ei)  p(ublicae)  o(ro)  v(os)  f(aciatis)       [CIL IV 7751]
A(ulum)  Suettium  Certu[m] 
IIv(irum)  i(ure)  d(icundo)  o(ro)  v(os)  f(aciatis)        [CIL IV 7752]
C(aium)  Gavium  Rufum  IIvir(um)  o(ro)  v(os)  f(aciatis)        [CIL IV 7753]
 According to Cooley, also found here was  -
Sa]binum 
[iuve]nem prob[um]        [CIL IV 7754]  This translates as - Helvius Sabinus an honest young man.  See Cooley, A. and M.G.L., 2004. Pompeii : A Sourcebook. London : Routledge. (p.120)
Also found on the east (right) of the entrance doorway, were many graffiti, perhaps written by a gladiator’s admirers or friends  –
Crescens insigniarius 
Campanus su(i)s salute(m)       [CIL IV 8915a]
Cr(escens)       [CIL IV 8916a]
Crese(n)s puellar{i}um  dominus       [CIL IV 8916b]
This last translates as –  Crescens is master of the girls.     (CIL IV 8916b)  See Berry, J., 2007. The Complete Pompeii. London, Thames & Hudson, (p.103)

III.6.1 Pompeii. September 2005. Entrance doorway.

 

According to Varone and Stefani, to the west (left) of the entrance would have been CIL IV 7747, 7748, 7749.

On the east (right) of the entrance can still be seen the remains of a beautiful wall painting of Venus Pompeiana, described by Della Corte.

Also there would have been many graffiti, between III.6.1 and III.6.2, CIL IV 7750, 7751, 7752, 7753.

See Varone, A. and Stefani, G., 2009. Titulorum Pictorum Pompeianorum, Rome: L’erma di Bretschneider, (p.279-282 with photos)

See Della Corte, M., 1965.  Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino. (p.382)

  

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

 

Cn(aeum)  Helvium  Sabi[num]

aed(ilem)  o(ro)  v(os)  f(aciatis)  Urbulaneses

rog(ant)        [CIL IV 7747]

This translates as  The Urbulanenses ask for Cn. Helvius Sabinus as aediles”

See Cooley, A. and M.G.L., 2004. Pompeii : A Sourcebook. London : Routledge. (p.123)


A(ulum)  S(uettium)  V(erum)  a(edilem)  d(ignum)  r(ei)  p(ublicae)  o(ro)  v(os)  f(aciatis)       [CIL IV 7748]


Popidium

/

Secundum

aed(ilem)  Pherusa  rog(at)       [CIL IV 7749]


[Val]entem

/

[Tre]bium

aed(ilem)  d(ignum)  r(ei)  p(ublicae)       [CIL IV 7750]


A(ulum)  S(uettium)  V(erum)  a(edilem)  d(ignum)  r(ei)  p(ublicae)  o(ro)  v(os)  f(aciatis)       [CIL IV 7751]


A(ulum)  Suettium  Certu[m]

IIv(irum)  i(ure)  d(icundo)  o(ro)  v(os)  f(aciatis)        [CIL IV 7752]

 

C(aium)  Gavium  Rufum  IIvir(um)  o(ro)  v(os)  f(aciatis)        [CIL IV 7753]

 

According to Cooley, also found here was  -

Sa]binum

[iuve]nem prob[um]        [CIL IV 7754]

This translates as - Helvius Sabinus an honest young man.

See Cooley, A. and M.G.L., 2004. Pompeii : A Sourcebook. London : Routledge. (p.120)

 

Also found on the east (right) of the entrance doorway, were many graffiti, perhaps written by a gladiator’s admirers or friends 

Crescens insigniarius

Campanus su(i)s salute(m)       [CIL IV 8915a]

Cr(escens)       [CIL IV 8916a]

Crese(n)s puellar{i}um  dominus       [CIL IV 8916b]

This last translates as –

Crescens is master of the girls.     (CIL IV 8916b)

See Berry, J., 2007. The Complete Pompeii. London, Thames & Hudson, (p.103)

 

III.6.1 Pompeii. May 2017. Plaster cast of body found 11th March 1935, during excavation. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

III.6.1 Pompeii. May 2017. Plaster cast of body found 11th March 1935, during excavation.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

III.6.1 Pompeii. September 2005. Plaster cast of body found March 11th 1935, during excavation.

III.6.1 Pompeii. September 2005. Plaster cast of body found March 11th 1935, during excavation.

 

III.6.1 Pompeii. September 2005. Plaster cast of body found March 11th 1935, during excavation.  See G.Luongo et al: Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 126, (2003), p.169-200. See p.185, with reference Arch.Pompei, GS 1935.

III.6.1 Pompeii. September 2005. Plaster cast of body found March 11th 1935, during excavation.

See G. Luongo et al: Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 126, (2003), p.169-200

See p.185, with reference Arch.Pompei, GS 1935.

 

III.6.1 Pompeii. September 2005. Looking north-west across counter with a total of 6 dolia.
See Eschebach, L., 1993. Gebäudeverzeichnis und Stadtplan der antiken Stadt Pompeji. Köln: Böhlau. (p.108-9)

III.6.1 Pompeii. September 2005. Looking north-west across counter with a total of 6 dolia.

See Eschebach, L., 1993. Gebäudeverzeichnis und Stadtplan der antiken Stadt Pompeji. Köln: Böhlau. (p.108-9)

 

III.6.1 Pompeii. September 2005. Counter with dolia and hearth.

III.6.1 Pompeii. September 2005. Counter with dolia and hearth.

 

III.6.1 Pompeii. May 2003. Looking down at hearth in end of counter. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

III.6.1 Pompeii. May 2003. Looking down at hearth in end of counter.

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

III.6.1 Pompeii. May 2003. Looking towards west wall, across hearth at end of counter. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

III.6.1 Pompeii. May 2003. Looking towards west wall, across hearth at end of counter.

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

III.6.1 Pompeii. May 2003. Looking south from rear of counter. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

III.6.1 Pompeii. May 2003. Looking south from rear of counter. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

III.6.1 Pompeii. September 2005. Counter with dolia.

III.6.1 Pompeii. September 2005. Counter with dolia.

 

III.6.1 Pompeii. May 2003. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

III.6.1 Pompeii. May 2003. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.