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IX.2.25 Pompeii. Caupona of Thyrsus. Excavated 1869.

 

According to Fiorelli:

“25. La bottega vicina, benche divisa dalla casa che segue, appartenne allo stesso padrone.

Vi stava dentro il focolare per la cottura de’cibi, che tenevansi esposti sopra un banco di tavole sostenuto da tre poggiuoli, ed aveva nel fondo una rustica cella per gli avventori”.

See Pappalardo, U., 2001. La Descrizione di Pompei per Giuseppe Fiorelli (1875). Napoli: Massa Editore. (p.1440

See FIORELLI, “Descrizione”, (p.388)

 

(translation: 25. The nearby shop, although divided from the house which followed, belonged to the same owner. Inside was the hearth for the cooking of food, which may have been displayed on a table-bench supported by three supports, and had a rustic room for the customers at the rear.”)

 

IX.2.25 Pompeii. May 2005. Entrance, looking south. On the left at the rear is a room for the customers.  On the right can be seen the remains of three supports for a podium along the west wall. According to Eschebach, the stairs to the upper floor would also have been on the right. Fiorelli does not mention any. According to Della Corte, he thought this caupona was a dependence of the owner of the house next door, Casellio. The caupona had a hearth or cooker, table or bench of wood held up by three supports of brick and a room for the clients. He thought it was managed by Thyrsus, as appeared from the recommendation written on the right of the entrance:
Thyrsus  facit    [CIL IV 3640]
See Della Corte, M., 1965.  Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino. (p. 195)
The full recommendation appears to have been:
I beg you to elect Cn. Helvius Sabinus aedile, worthy of public office. Thyrsus votes for him.   [CIL IV 3640]
See Cooley, A. and M.G.L., 2004. Pompeii : A Sourcebook. London : Routledge. (p. 121, F39)

IX.2.25 Pompeii. May 2005. Entrance, looking south.

On the left at the rear is a room for the customers.

On the right can be seen the remains of three supports for a podium along the west wall.

According to Eschebach, the stairs to the upper floor would also have been on the right. Fiorelli does not mention any.

According to Della Corte, he thought this caupona was a dependence of the owner of the house next door, Casellio.

The caupona had a hearth or cooker, table or bench of wood held up by three supports of brick and a room for the clients.

He thought it was managed by Thyrsus, as appeared from the recommendation written on the right of the entrance:

Thyrsus  facit    [CIL IV 3640]

See Della Corte, M., 1965.  Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino. (p. 195)

The full recommendation appears to have been:

I beg you to elect Cn. Helvius Sabinus aedile, worthy of public office. Thyrsus votes for him.   [CIL IV 3640]

See Cooley, A. and M.G.L., 2004. Pompeii : A Sourcebook. London : Routledge. (p. 121, F39)

 

IX.2.25 Pompeii. June 2005. Looking north-west towards entrance doorway. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

IX.2.25 Pompeii. June 2005. Looking north-west towards entrance doorway.

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

IX.2.25 Pompeii. June 2005. Looking towards north-east corner with hearth. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

IX.2.25 Pompeii. June 2005. Looking towards north-east corner with hearth.

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

IX.2.25 Pompeii. May 2005. Hearth in north-east corner of caupona, near entrance.

IX.2.25 Pompeii. May 2005. Hearth in north-east corner of caupona, near entrance.

 

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