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VI.13.19 Pompeii. Domus Sex. Pompei Axiochi. House of Pompeius Axiochus.

Linked to VI.13.12. Excavated 1874-1876.

 

VI.13.19 Pompeii. September 2005. Vicolo del Labirinto, looking south

VI.13.19 Pompeii. September 2005. Vicolo del Labirinto, looking south.

 

VI.13.19 Pompeii. 1937-39. Entrance doorway with name plaque Domus Sex. Pompei Axiochi.
Photo courtesy of American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive. 
Warsher collection no. 1430.

VI.13.19 Pompeii. 1937-39. Entrance doorway with name plaque Domus Sex. Pompei Axiochi.

Photo courtesy of American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive.

Warsher collection no. 1430.


 VI.13.19 Pompeii. September 2005. Entrance, looking east.
Graffito found inscribed near the doorway was

Daphnicus cum Felicula sua hac  
Bene Felicule, bene Daphnico
Utriusque bene eveniat    [CIL IV 4477]

This translates as:
Daphnicus and his Felicula were here.
Long live Felicula ! Long live Daphnicus !
All the best to both of them   [CIL IV 4477]

According to Varone, the same couple were also mentioned near the doorway of V.1.18, [CIL IV 4066]
See Varone, A., 2002. Erotica Pompeiana: Love Inscriptions on the Walls of Pompeii, Rome: L’erma di Bretschneider. (p.163)

VI.13.19 Pompeii. September 2005. Entrance doorway, looking east.

A graffito was found inscribed to the left of the entrance

Hectice pupe va(le) Mercator tibi dicit    [CIL IV 4485]

 

This translates as:

Hecticus, my pet, Mercator says hello to you.  [CIL IV 4485]

Varone says Mercator could either have been a name or meant “the merchant”.

See Varone, A., 2002. Erotica Pompeiana: Love Inscriptions on the Walls of Pompeii, Rome: L’erma di Bretschneider. (p.133)

 

Another graffito found inscribed near the doorway was

 

Daphnicus  cum  Felicula  sua  hac 

Bene  Felicule,  bene  Daphnico

Utriusque  bene  eveniat      [CIL IV 4477]

 

This translates as:

Daphnicus and his Felicula were here.

Long live Felicula. Long live Daphnicus.

All the best to both of them   [CIL IV 4477]

 

According to Varone, the same couple were also mentioned near the doorway of V.1.18, [CIL IV 4066]

See Varone, A., 2002. Erotica Pompeiana: Love Inscriptions on the Walls of Pompeii, Rome: L’erma di Bretschneider. (p.163)

 

According to Della Corte, a seal/signet was found with the name (Sex.) Pompeius Axiochus  [CIL X 8058,68]  (S 72, with note 3 on p.62)

Della Corte also thought it very probable that the wife of the owner’s name was Julia Helena, because in this same house were found two wine amphorae.

These were addressed to her with the names -  Iuliae Helenae  [CIL IV 5851]

See Della Corte, M., 1965. Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino. (p.62)

 

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

 

Iuliae Helenae

Iuliae Helenae      [CIL IV 5851]

 

Pompei

Axiochi                  [CIL X 8058,68]

 

VI.13.19 Pompeii. Graffiti found on a stucco layer of the exterior wall near the doorway
According to Presuhn this read
NVNC EST IRA RECENS NVNC EST DISC(EDERE) (T)EM(PVS)
SI DOLOR AFVERIT CREDE REDIBI(T) AMOR).

Ma colère vient de naître : c'est l'heure de m'affranchir.
Dès que la douleur s'apaise, crois-moi, l'amour revient !

La première ligne a été écrite par un amoureux en courroux, une autre main a tracé les paroles consolantes de la seconde ligne. 
Les lettres entre parenthèses manquent sur l'inscription, par suite de la chute du stuc.

See Presuhn, E. Pompei les dernières fouilles de 1874-75, section VI, page 5, plate VII.

Translation: 
My anger has just been born: it's time to break free.
As soon as the pain subsides, believe me, love comes back!

The first line was written by a lover in wrath, another hand traced the comforting lyrics of the second line. 
The letters in parentheses are missing on the inscription, as a result of the fall of the stucco.

According to Varone, found inscribed near the entrance was –

Nunc est ira recens nunc est disc[edere tempus]
si dolor afuerit crede redibit [amor]    [CIL IV 4491]

This translated as –
Anger is now fresh, it is better now to retreat. When resentment has gone, believe me, love will return
See Varone, A., 2002. Erotica Pompeiana: Love Inscriptions on the Walls of Pompeii, Rome: L’erma di Bretschneider. (p.52)

VI.13.19 Pompeii. Graffiti found on a stucco layer of the exterior wall near the doorway

According to Presuhn this read

NVNC EST IRA RECENS NVNC EST DISC(EDERE) (T)EM(PVS)

SI DOLOR AFVERIT CREDE REDIBI(T) AMOR).

 

Ma colère vient de naître : c'est l'heure de m'affranchir.

Dès que la douleur s'apaise, crois-moi, l'amour revient !

 

La première ligne a été écrite par un amoureux en courroux, une autre main a tracé les paroles consolantes de la seconde ligne.

Les lettres entre parenthèses manquent sur l'inscription, par suite de la chute du stuc.

 

See Presuhn, E. Pompei les dernières fouilles de 1874-75, section VI, page 5, plate VII.

 

Translation:

My anger has just been born: it's time to break free.

As soon as the pain subsides, believe me, love comes back!

 

The first line was written by a lover in wrath, another hand traced the comforting lyrics of the second line.

The letters in parentheses are missing on the inscription, as a result of the fall of the stucco.

 

According to Varone, found inscribed near the entrance was –

 

Nunc est ira recens nunc est disc[edere tempus]

si dolor afuerit crede redibit [amor]    [CIL IV 4491]

 

This translated as –

Anger is now fresh, it is better now to retreat. When resentment has gone, believe me, love will return

See Varone, A., 2002. Erotica Pompeiana: Love Inscriptions on the Walls of Pompeii, Rome: L’erma di Bretschneider. (p.52)

 

VI.13.19 Pompeii. September 2005. Triclinium on north side of atrium, recess in north wall at west end.

VI.13.19 Pompeii. September 2005. Triclinium on north side of atrium, recess in north wall at west end.

 

VI.13.19 Pompeii. Triclinium on north side of atrium, north wall, centre part.
1879 drawing by A. Sikkard of the painting of Acteon surprising Artemis while the goddess is bathing. 
DAIR 53.536. Photo © Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Rom, Arkiv. 
See http://arachne.uni-koeln.de/books/archive/A-VII-32/100

VI.13.19 Pompeii. Triclinium on north side of atrium, north wall, centre part.

1879 drawing by A. Sikkard of the painting of Acteon surprising Artemis while the goddess is bathing.

DAIR 53.536. Photo © Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Rom, Arkiv.

 

VI.13.19 Pompeii. September 2005. Painted wall decoration.

VI.13.19 Pompeii. September 2005. West wall of triclinium, painted wall decoration.

 

VI.13.19 Pompeii. Triclinium on north side of atrium, west wall.
1879 drawing by A. Sikkard of the painting of Atalanta (standing) and Meleager (seated). 
DAIR 53.544. Photo © Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Rom, Arkiv. 
See http://arachne.uni-koeln.de/books/archive/A-VII-32/102

VI.13.19 Pompeii. Triclinium on north side of atrium, west wall.

1879 drawing by A. Sikkard of the painting of Atalanta (standing) and Meleager (seated).

DAIR 53.544. Photo © Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Rom, Arkiv.

 

VI.13.19 Pompeii. Triclinium on north side of atrium, east wall.
1879 drawing by A. Sikkard of the painting of Perseus and Andromeda. 
DAIR 53.531. Photo © Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Rom, Arkiv. 
See http://arachne.uni-koeln.de/books/archive/A-VII-32/100

VI.13.19 Pompeii. Triclinium on north side of atrium, east wall, according to Presuhn it was from the west wall.

1879 drawing by A. Sikkard of the painting of Perseus and Andromeda.

DAIR 53.531. Photo © Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Rom, Arkiv.

 

VI.13.19 Pompeii. Triclinium on north side of atrium, south wall.
Drawing by A. Sikkard of the painting of Hylas and the Nymphs. 
Photo © Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Rom, Arkiv. 
See Jahrbuch des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts, Berlin, 1897, Taf. 4.

VI.13.19 Pompeii. Triclinium on north side of atrium, south wall.

Drawing by A. Sikkard of the painting of Hylas and the Nymphs.

Photo © Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Rom, Arkiv.

See Jahrbuch des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts, Berlin, 1897, Taf. 4.

 

VI.13.19 Pompeii. September 2005. Looking north-east across atrium.
On the left is the doorway to a cubiculum on the north side of atrium.
Centre-left is the corridor/fauces leading to the rear of the house and doorway VI.13.12.
The tablinum can be seen on the right.

VI.13.19 Pompeii. September 2005. Looking north-east across atrium.

On the left is the doorway to a cubiculum on the north side of atrium.

Centre-left is the corridor/fauces leading to the rear of the house and to the doorway at VI.13.12.

The tablinum can be seen on the right.

 

VI.13.19 Pompeii. September 2005. Cubiculum on the north side of atrium, painted wall decoration on east wall.

VI.13.19 Pompeii. September 2005. Cubiculum on the north side of atrium, painted wall decoration on east wall.

 

VI.13.19 Pompeii. September 2005. Cubiculum on the north side of atrium, north-east corner with painted wall decoration.

VI.13.19 Pompeii. September 2005. Cubiculum on the north side of atrium, north-east corner with painted wall decoration.

 

VI.13.19 Pompeii. September 2005. Cubiculum on the north side of atrium, painted wall decoration on north wall.

VI.13.19 Pompeii. September 2005. Cubiculum on the north side of atrium, painted wall decoration on north wall.

 

VI.13.19 Pompeii. 4th April 1980, pre earthquake. Cubiculum on the north side of atrium, painted wall decoration on north wall. Photo courtesy of Tina Gilbert.

VI.13.19 Pompeii. 4th April 1980, pre-earthquake.

Cubiculum on the north side of atrium, painted wall decoration on north wall.

Photo courtesy of Tina Gilbert.

 

VI.13.19 Pompeii. September 2005. Cubiculum on the north side of atrium, painted wall decoration on west wall.

VI.13.19 Pompeii. September 2005. Cubiculum on the north side of atrium, painted wall decoration on west wall.

 

VI.13.19 Pompeii. September 2005. Decorative floor.

VI.13.19 Pompeii. September 2005. A decorative floor.

 

VI.13.19 Pompeii. September 2005. 
Under stairs area in room on north side of corridor/fauces, with a high cocciopesto zoccolo still in situ. 
In this room, on the east wall, a graffito was found on the white stucco

VI.13.19 Pompeii. September 2005.

Under stairs area in room on north side of corridor/fauces, with a high cocciopesto zoccolo still in situ.

In this room, on the east wall, a graffito was found on the white stucco

 

VI.13.19 Pompeii. Drawing of graffito from room on north side of corridor/fauces.
According to Presuhn, 
Dans le corridor (fauces), s'ouvre une autre chambre, sur le mur blanc de laquelle (c) nous avons
copié ce joli salut à une jeune fille :
VA(LE) MODESTA, VA(LE). VALEAS VBICUMQ(V)E (E)S.
« Salut, Modesta, salut : sois heureuse, où que tu sois. »
See Presuhn, E. Pompei les dernieres fouilles de 1874-75, section VI, page 6, plate VII.

Translation :
In the corridor (fauces), opens another chamber, on the white wall of which (c) we have
Copied this nice greeting to a young girl:
VA(LE) MODESTA, VA(LE). VALEAS VBICUMQ(V)E (E)S.
"Hi, Modesta, hello: Be happy, wherever you are."

VI.13.19 Pompeii. Drawing of graffito from room on north side of corridor/fauces.

According to Presuhn,

Dans le corridor (fauces), s'ouvre une autre chambre, sur le mur blanc de laquelle (c) nous avons

copié ce joli salut à une jeune fille :

VA(LE) MODESTA, VA(LE). VALEAS VBICUMQ(V)E (E)S.

« Salut, Modesta, salut : sois heureuse, où que tu sois. »

See Presuhn, E. Pompei les dernieres fouilles de 1874-75, section VI, page 6, plate VII.

 

Translation :

In the corridor (fauces), opens another chamber, on the white wall of which (c) we have

Copied this nice greeting to a young girl:

VA(LE) MODESTA, VA(LE). VALEAS VBICUMQ(V)E (E)S.

"Hi, Modesta, hello: Be happy, wherever you are."

 

VI.13.19 Pompeii. September 2005. Steps to upper floor.

VI.13.19 Pompeii. September 2005. Steps to upper floor.

 

VI.13.19 Pompeii. September 2005. Impluvium in atrium.

VI.13.19 Pompeii. September 2005. Impluvium in atrium, looking east.

 

VI.13.19 Pompeii. September 2005. Looking east through tablinum towards west portico and garden.

VI.13.19 Pompeii. September 2005. Looking east through tablinum towards west portico and garden.

 

VI.13.19 Pompeii. September 2005. Looking east across garden area towards rear wall, with six niches high up in the wall. According to Jashemski, the rear wall had an animal painting on the wall, now totally destroyed. A terracotta statue of a boy was found in one of the niches. 
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number: 110395.
She also said fragments of a similar statuette was found in another niche, but no further details. See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas. (p.148 & p.344, no.53)

VI.13.19 Pompeii. September 2005. Looking east across garden area towards rear wall, with six niches high up in the wall.

According to Jashemski, the rear wall had an animal painting on the wall, now totally destroyed.

A terracotta statue of a boy was found in one of the niches.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number: 110395.

She also said fragments of a similar statuette was found in another niche, but no further details.

See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas. (p.148 & p.344, no.53)

 

VI.13.19 Pompeii. 1937-39. Looking towards north-east corner of garden area. 
Photo courtesy of American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive. Warsher collection no. 1431

VI.13.19 Pompeii. 1937-39. Looking towards north-east corner of garden area.

Photo courtesy of American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive.

Warsher collection no. 1431.

 

VI.13.19 Pompeii. 1966. Looking south-east across garden area.  Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.
Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.
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VI.13.19 Pompeii. 1966. Looking south-east across garden area.  Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.

Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.

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VI.13.19 Pompeii. 1937-39. Looking east across triclinium formed from west portico of the garden area. Photo courtesy of American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive. Warsher collection no. 1432

VI.13.19 Pompeii. 1937-39. Looking east across triclinium formed from west portico of the garden area.

Photo courtesy of American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive.

Warsher collection no. 1432.

 

VI.13.19 Pompeii. 1966. Three of the small niches. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.
Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.
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VI.13.19 Pompeii. 1966. Three of the small niches. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.

Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.

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VI.13.13 Pompeii, but listed as VI.10.7 on the photo. 1937-39. East garden wall with niches. Photo courtesy of American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive. 
Warsher collection no. 608

VI.13.13 Pompeii but listed as VI.10.7 on the photo. 1937-39. East garden wall with niches.

Photo courtesy of American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive.

Warsher collection no. 608.

 

VI.13.19 Pompeii. September 2005. Looking south-east across atrium to rooms on south side. On the left is the south ala, with the doorway in the centre leading into a cubiculum.

VI.13.19 Pompeii. September 2005. Looking south-east across atrium to rooms on south side.

On the left is the south ala, with the doorway in the centre leading into a cubiculum.

 

Pompeii. September 2005. Exterior wall between VI.13.19 and VI.13.20

Pompeii. September 2005. Exterior wall between VI.13.19 and VI.13.20

 

 

 

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