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VII.8 Pompeii. Foro Civile, Lato Ovest.

Forum West Side. Excavated 1813.

 

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VII.8 Pompeii Forum. May 2010. Pedestal base for M. Lucretio Decidian Rufo set up by M Pilonius Rufus in north-west corner.

VII.8 Pompeii Forum. May 2010. Pedestal base for M. Lucretio Decidian Rufo set up by M. Pilonius Rufus in north-west corner.

 

VII.8 Pompeii Forum. Pedestal base for statue in north-west corner. Photographed 1970-79 by Günther Einhorn, picture courtesy of his son Ralf Einhorn.

VII.8 Pompeii Forum. Pedestal base for statue in north-west corner.

Photographed 1970-79 by Günther Einhorn, picture courtesy of his son Ralf Einhorn.

 

VII.8 Pompeii Forum. May 2010. Pedestal base for statue. This has the Latin inscription -
M .  LVCRETIO . DECIDIAN
RVFO . D . V. III . QVINQ
PONTIF . TRIB . MILITVM
A POPVLO . PRAEF . FABR
M . PILONIVS . RVFVS
See Pappalardo, U., 2001. La Descrizione di Pompei per Giuseppe Fiorelli (1875). Napoli: Massa Editore. (p. 101)
According to Pagano and Prisciandaro, this was found in June 1816, it read –
M(arco) Lucretio Decidian(o)
Rufo d(uum)v(iro) III quinq(uennali)
pontif(ici) trib(uno) militum
a populo praef(ecto) fabr(um)
M(arcus) Pilonius Rufus     [CIL X 788]
See Pagano, M. and Prisciandaro, R., 2006. Studio sulle provenienze degli oggetti rinvenuti negli scavi borbonici del regno di Napoli.  Naples : Nicola Longobardi.  (p.114)   PAH III, 7.
According to Cooley, this translates as
To Marcus Lucretius Decidianus Rufus, duumvir three times, quinquennial, priest, military tribune by popular demand, staff officer. Marcus Pilonius Rufus set this up.
See Cooley, A. and M.G.L., 2004. Pompeii : A Sourcebook. London : Routledge. F92, 0. 130.

VII.8 Pompeii Forum. May 2010. Pedestal base for statue. This has the Latin inscription –

 

M .  LVCRETIO . DECIDIAN

RVFO . D . V. III . QVINQ

PONTIF . TRIB . MILITVM

A POPVLO . PRAEF . FABR

M . PILONIVS . RVFVS

 

See Pappalardo, U., 2001. La Descrizione di Pompei per Giuseppe Fiorelli (1875). Napoli: Massa Editore. (p. 101)

 

According to Pagano and Prisciandaro, this was found in June 1816, it read –

 

M(arco) Lucretio Decidian(o)

Rufo d(uum)v(iro) III quinq(uennali)

pontif(ici) trib(uno) militum

a populo praef(ecto) fabr(um)

M(arcus) Pilonius Rufus     [CIL X 788]

 

See Pagano, M. and Prisciandaro, R., 2006. Studio sulle provenienze degli oggetti rinvenuti negli scavi borbonici del regno di Napoli.  Naples : Nicola Longobardi.  (p.114)  

PAH III, 7.

 

According to Cooley, this translates as

 

To Marcus Lucretius Decidianus Rufus, duumvir three times, quinquennial, priest, military tribune by popular demand, staff officer. Marcus Pilonius Rufus set this up.

 

See Cooley, A. and M.G.L., 2004. Pompeii: A Sourcebook. London: Routledge. F92, 0. 130.

 

VII.8 Pompeii Forum. 1968. Looking west to pedestal base for statue. 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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VII.8 Pompeii Forum. 1968. Looking west to pedestal base for statue. 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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VII.8 Pompeii Forum. 1968. Looking north to south side of upper decoration on pedestal base for statue. 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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VII.8 Pompeii Forum. 1968. Looking north to south side of upper decoration on pedestal base for statue. 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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VII.8 Pompeii Forum.  May 2010. Pedestal base for statue. This has the Latin inscription -
M . LVCRETIO . DECIDIAN 
RVFO . II . VIR . III . QVINQ
PONTIF . TRIB . MIL .  A POPVLO
PRAEF . FABR . EX . D . D
POST . MORTEM
See Pappalardo, U., 2001. La Descrizione di Pompei per Giuseppe Fiorelli (1875). Napoli: Massa Editore. (p. 101)
According to Pagano and Prisciandaro, this was found in June 1816, it read –
M(arco) Lucretio Decidian(o)
Rufo IIvir(o) III quinq(uennali)
pontif(ici) trib(uno) militum a populo
praef(ecto) fabr(um) ex d(ecreto) d(ecurionum)
post mortem       [CIL X 789]
See Pagano, M. and Prisciandaro, R., 2006. Studio sulle provenienze degli oggetti rinvenuti negli scavi borbonici del regno di Napoli.  Naples : Nicola Longobardi.  (p.114)   PAH III, 7.
According to Berry, Marcus Lucretius Decidianus Rufus had a particularly distinguished career.  The inscription on his statue reads –

To Marcus Lucretius Decidianus Rufus, three times duumvir, (once as) quinquennial duumvir, priest, military tribune by popular decree, military aide-de-camp, in accordance with a decree of the decuriones after his death (CIL X 789)

See Berry, J., 2007. The Complete Pompeii. London: Thames & Hudson. (p.133)

VII.8 Pompeii Forum. May 2010. Pedestal base for statue. This has the Latin inscription –

 

M . LVCRETIO . DECIDIAN

RVFO . II . VIR . III . QVINQ

PONTIF . TRIB . MIL .  A POPVLO

PRAEF . FABR . EX . D . D

POST . MORTEM

 

See Pappalardo, U., 2001. La Descrizione di Pompei per Giuseppe Fiorelli (1875). Napoli: Massa Editore. (p. 101)

 

According to Pagano and Prisciandaro, this was found in June 1816, it read –

 

M(arco) Lucretio Decidian(o)

Rufo IIvir(o) III quinq(uennali)

pontif(ici) trib(uno) militum a populo

praef(ecto) fabr(um) ex d(ecreto) d(ecurionum)

post mortem       [CIL X 789]

 

See Pagano, M. and Prisciandaro, R., 2006. Studio sulle provenienze degli oggetti rinvenuti negli scavi borbonici del regno di Napoli.  Naples : Nicola Longobardi, (p.114)  

PAH III, 7.

 

According to Berry, Marcus Lucretius Decidianus Rufus had a particularly distinguished career.  The inscription on his statue reads –

 

To Marcus Lucretius Decidianus Rufus, three times duumvir, (once as) quinquennial duumvir, priest, military tribune by popular decree, military aide-de-camp, in accordance with a decree of the decuriones after his death (CIL X 789)

 

See Berry, J., 2007. The Complete Pompeii. London: Thames & Hudson. (p.133)

 

VII.8 Pompeii Forum. Pedestal base for statue in north-west corner.  
Photographed 1970-79 by Günther Einhorn, picture courtesy of his son Ralf Einhorn.
Marcus Lucretius Decidianus Rufus had a particularly distinguished career.  The inscription on his statue reads –
To Marcus Lucretius Decidianus Rufus, three times duumvir, (once as) quinquennial duumvir, priest, military tribune by popular decree, military aide-de-camp, in accordance with a decree of the decuriones after his death (CIL X 789)
See Berry, J., 2007. The Complete Pompeii. London: Thames & Hudson. (p.133)

VII.8 Pompeii Forum. Pedestal base for statue in north-west corner.  

Photographed 1970-79 by Günther Einhorn, picture courtesy of his son Ralf Einhorn.

 

VII.8 Pompeii Forum. 1968. Pedestal base for statue in north-west corner. 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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VII.8 Pompeii Forum. 1968. Pedestal base for statue in north-west corner. 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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VII.8 Pompeii Forum. 19th century postcard. Looking north along west side of Forum. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VII.8 Pompeii Forum. 19th century postcard. Looking north along west side of Forum. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VII.8 Pompeii Forum. 1860s – 1870s view looking north along the west side. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VII.8 Pompeii Forum. 1860s – 1870s view looking north along the west side. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VII.8 Pompeii Forum. 1999. Looking south along the west side. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VII.8 Pompeii Forum. 1999. Looking south along the west side. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VII.8 Pompeii Forum. Postcard dated July 1956. Looking south-east across the west side of the Forum, with the Temple of Apollo, on the right. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VII.8 Pompeii Forum. Postcard dated July 1956.

Looking south-east across the west side of the Forum, with the Temple of Apollo, on the right. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VII.8 Pompeii Forum. 1867 – 1874 stereo view of west side, looking south. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VII.8 Pompeii Forum. 1867 – 1874 stereo view of west side, looking south. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VII.8 Pompeii Forum. 1999. Looking north along the west side. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VII.8 Pompeii Forum. 1999. Looking north-east along the west side. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VII.8 Pompeii Forum. West side, looking north. Photographed 1970-79 by Günther Einhorn, picture courtesy of his son Ralf Einhorn.

VII.8 Pompeii Forum. West side, looking north-east.

Photographed 1970-79 by Günther Einhorn, picture courtesy of his son Ralf Einhorn.

 

VII.8 Pompeii Forum. September 2005. West side, statue bases and north-west corner arch.

VII.8 Pompeii Forum. September 2005. West side, statue bases and north-west corner arch.

 

VII.8 Pompeii Forum. March 2009. West side with four pedestal bases for statues of distinguished citizens.

VII.8 Pompeii Forum. March 2009. West side with four pedestal bases for statues of distinguished citizens.

 

VII.8 Pompeii Forum. 1930s. Looking towards statue bases on west side of forum. 
Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VII.8 Pompeii Forum. 1930s. Looking towards statue bases on west side of forum.

Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VII.8 Pompeii Forum. January 1977. Looking north along statue bases on west side. 
Photo courtesy of David Hingston.

VII.8 Pompeii Forum. January 1977. Looking north along statue bases on west side. Photo courtesy of David Hingston.

 

VII.8 Pompeii Forum. 1905. Looking north-east along west side with pedestal bases for statues of distinguished citizens.  Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VII.8 Pompeii Forum. 1905. Looking north-east along west side with pedestal bases for statues of distinguished citizens.

Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VII.8 Pompeii Forum. 19th century photo by G Sommer of west side with pedestal bases for statues of distinguished citizens. 
Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VII.8 Pompeii Forum. 19th century photo by G Sommer of west side with pedestal bases for statues of distinguished citizens.

Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VII.8 Pompeii Forum. March 2009. Equestrian statue base in front of colonnade on west side.

VII.8 Pompeii Forum. March 2009. Equestrian statue base in front of colonnade on west side.

 

Part of the “Forum Frieze” found in the atrium of II.4.3.  
Forum scene of people reading a banner across the front of the equestrian statues.  Now in Naples Archaeological Museum.  Inventory number 9068.

Part of the “Forum Frieze” found in the atrium of II.4.3.

Forum scene of people reading a banner across the front of the equestrian statues.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 9068.

 

VII.8 Pompeii Forum. September 2005. West side.

VII.8 Pompeii Forum. September 2005. Looking towards the west side.

 

VII.8 Pompeii Forum. September 1944. Looking west across forum. In the centre rear of the photo there appears to be a pile of rubble, presumably from the 1943 bombing. According to Garcia y Garcia, in this area which had been reconstructed by Mauri, all the antiquities from pre-Samnite Pompeii were kept. This area was completely destroyed by bombing in 1943 together with the rooms on its south side, part of the Temple of Apollo, known as “la sagrestia”. However the major loss was the destruction of the collection from the archaic period. The area has now been restored and altered with modern modifications, and once again used as a store for archaeological materials.
See Garcia y Garcia, L., 2006. Danni di guerra a Pompei. Rome: L’Erma di Bretschneider, (p.117).
 Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VII.8 Pompeii Forum. September 1944. Looking west across forum. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

In the centre rear of the photo there appears to be a pile of rubble, presumably debris from the 1943 bombing.

According to Garcia y Garcia, in this area, which had been reconstructed by Mauri, all the antiquities from pre-Samnite Pompeii were kept.

This area was completely destroyed by bombing in 1943 together with the rooms on its south side, part of the Temple of Apollo, known as “la sagrestia”.

However, the major loss was the destruction of the collection from the archaic period.

The area has now been restored and altered with modern modifications, and once again used as a store for archaeological materials.

See Garcia y Garcia, L., 2006. Danni di guerra a Pompei. Rome: L’Erma di Bretschneider, (p.117).

 

 

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Pianta del Foro - Forum Plan