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II.2.4 Pompeii. House of Augustalis or Domus of Messius Ampliatus.

Excavated 1916, 1918 and 1921.

 

(Originally when excavated, this was numbered as Reg. II, Insula 5, no.4).

 

II.2.4 Pompeii. House of Augustalis or Domus of Messius Ampliatus. Plan based on that in PPM.
See Carratelli, G. P., 1990-2003. Pompei: Pitture e Mosaici: Vol. III. Roma: Istituto della enciclopedia italiana, p. 109.
According to Eschebach, 
Rooms 1 and 2 were a wide fauces.
Room 3 was the “porter’s room” (cella ostiaria) and contained stairs to the upper floor.
Room 4, the atrium had been converted into a two-sided pillared pseudoperistyle portico and garden. 
Room 5 was a large oecus.
Room 6 was a garden room (diaeta?) 
Room 7 was a staircase together with an amphorae store
Room 8 was a cubiculum.
Room 9 was the kitchen.
Room 10 was a narrow rear garden with 3 small windows looking onto the biclinium of II.2.2.
Room 11 was for the stairs to the upper floor, over the latrine (?).
Room 12 was a cubiculum.
Room 13 was a cubiculum.
Room 14 was a triclinium.
Room 15 was a large room in the north-east corner of the north portico from which room 3 had been created.
See Eschebach, L., 1993. Gebäudeverzeichnis und Stadtplan der antiken Stadt Pompeji. Köln: Böhlau, (p.89)

II.2.4 Pompeii. House of Augustalis or Domus of Messius Ampliatus. Plan based on that in PPM.

See Carratelli, G. P., 1990-2003. Pompei: Pitture e Mosaici: Vol. III. Roma: Istituto della enciclopedia italiana, p. 109.

According to Eschebach,

Rooms 1 and 2 were a wide fauces.

Room 3 was the “porter’s room” (cella ostiaria) and contained stairs to the upper floor.

Room 4, the atrium had been converted into a two-sided pillared pseudoperistyle portico and garden.

Room 5 was a large oecus.

Room 6 was a garden room (diaeta?)

Room 7 was a staircase together with an amphorae store

Room 8 was a cubiculum.

Room 9 was the kitchen.

Room 10 was a narrow rear garden with 3 small windows looking onto the biclinium of II.2.2.

Room 11 was for the stairs to the upper floor, over the latrine (?).

Room 12 was a cubiculum.

Room 13 was a cubiculum.

Room 14 was a triclinium.

Room 15 was a large room in the north-east corner of the north portico from which room 3 had been created.

See Eschebach, L., 1993. Gebäudeverzeichnis und Stadtplan der antiken Stadt Pompeji. Köln: Böhlau, (p.89)

 

II.2.4 Pompeii. June 2012. Looking east along front façade towards doorway of II.2.4, from II.2.3 (on right). Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

II.2.4 Pompeii. June 2012. Looking east along front façade towards doorway of II.2.4, from II.2.3 (on right).

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

II.2.4 Pompeii. May 2016. Entrance doorway and front façade, on south side of Via dell’Abbondanza. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

II.2.4 Pompeii. May 2016. Entrance doorway and front façade, on south side of Via dell’Abbondanza. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

II.2.4 Pompeii. Reconstruction painting of entrance doorway and front façade on Via dell’Abbondanza.
See Spinazzola V., 1953. Pompei alla luce degli Scavi Nuovi di Via dell’Abbondanza (anni 1910-1923). Roma: La Libreria della Stato, p. 134, Tav. VIII.

II.2.4 Pompeii. Reconstruction painting of entrance doorway and front façade on Via dell’Abbondanza.

See Spinazzola V., 1953. Pompei alla luce degli Scavi Nuovi di Via dell’Abbondanza (anni 1910-1923). Roma: La Libreria della Stato, p. 134, Tav. VIII.

 

II.2.4 Pompeii. September 2005. 
Entrance doorway, looking east on Via dell’Abbondanza.
According to Della Corte, two electoral recommendations naming Messius Ampliatus, were found on the west (right) of the doorway –
Messius rog(at)     [CIL IV 7541]
Ampliatus r(ogat) cum liberties    [CIL IV 7542]
See Della Corte, M., 1965.  Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino. (p.380-81)

According to PPP, the painted electoral inscription Gavium aed [CIL IV 7537] was also found on the right.
See Bragantini, de Vos, Badoni, 1981. Pitture e Pavimenti di Pompei, Parte 1. Rome: ICCD. (p.219)

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

A(ulum) Suettium Verum / aed(ilem) Messius rog(at)       [CIL IV 7541]
L(ucium) Ceium Secundum aed(ilem) / Ampliatus r(ogat) verecund[issimum cum] / libertis       [CIL IV 7542]
Gavium aed(ilem) o(ro) v(os) f(aciatis)       [CIL IV 7537]

II.2.4 Pompeii. September 2005. Entrance doorway, looking east on Via dell’Abbondanza.

According to Della Corte, two electoral recommendations naming Messius Ampliatus, were found on the west (right) of the doorway –

Messius rog(at)     [CIL IV 7541]

Ampliatus r(ogat) cum liberties    [CIL IV 7542]

See Della Corte, M., 1965. Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino. (p.380-81).

 

II.2.4 Pompeii. In Notizie degli Scavi 1919, Della Corte gave details of the electoral recommendations
On the rustic plaster of the external wall to the right of the entrance were the following electoral programma.

II.2.4 Pompeii. Façade showing electoral programma.

In Notizie degli Scavi 1919, Della Corte gave details of the electoral recommendations

On the rustic plaster of the external wall to the right of the entrance were the following electoral programma.

 

On the upper part of the wall, in black -

 

L(ucium) Secundum aed(ilem) o(ro) v(os) f(aciatis) / scr(ipsit) Papilio  [CIL IV 7536]

L(ucium) Secundum aed(ilem) o(ro) v(os) f(aciatis) / scr(ipsit) Papilio  [CIL IV 7536]

 

To the right of which, was –

 

Gavium aed(ilem) o(ro) v(os) f(aciatis) [CIL IV 7537]

Gavium aed(ilem) o(ro) v(os) f(aciatis) [CIL IV 7537]

 

Following, on the right half of the wall –

 

L(ucium) Ceium Secundum / IIvir(um) o(ro) u(t) f(acias) Lorei et ille te faciet [CIL IV 7539]

L(ucium) Ceium Secundum / IIvir(um) o(ro) u(t) f(acias) Lorei et ille te faciet [CIL IV 7539]

 

Followed immediately, but underneath -

Capellam / IIvir(um) o(ro) v(os) f(aciatis) [CIL IV 7540]

Capellam / IIvir(um) o(ro) v(os) f(aciatis) [CIL IV 7540]

 

A little more underneath was -

C(aium) Gavium Rufum d(uumvirum) i(ure) d(icundo) o(ro) v(os) f(aciatis) [CIL IV 7538]

C(aium) Gavium Rufum d(uumvirum) i(ure) d(icundo) o(ro) v(os) f(aciatis) [CIL IV 7538]

 

Near the above, another more ancient appeared -

P(ublium) Paquium d(uum)v(irum) i(ure) d(icundo) o(ro) v(os) f(aciatis) [CIL IV 7543]

P(ublium) Paquium d(uum)v(irum) i(ure) d(icundo) o(ro) v(os) f(aciatis) [CIL IV 7543]

 

With the remains of another two, preserved in one of which was the name of the candidate -

 

[M(arcum) Holconi]um Priscum / [ [CIL IV 7544]

[M(arcum) Holconi]um Priscum / [ [CIL IV 7544]

 

 In the other the only invocation to the voter Athictus (although the remains of one was also found high up on the right of entrance at II.2.2) -

 

] / Athicte fac(it) [CIL IV 7545]

] / Athicte fac(it) [CIL IV 7545]

 

To the right of the above three, -

A(ulum) Suettium Verum / aed(ilem) Messius rog(at) [CIL IV 7541]

A(ulum) Suettium Verum / aed(ilem) Messius rog(at) [CIL IV 7541]

 

And then, even lower below, this other -

L(ucium) Ceium Secundum aed(ilem) / Ampliatus r(ogat) verecund[issimum cum] / libertis [CIL IV 7542]

L(ucium) Ceium Secundum aed(ilem) / Ampliatus r(ogat) verecund[issimum cum] / libertis [CIL IV 7542]

 

Painted on the lower edge, in large red letters, was

Roma [CIL IV 7546]

Roma [CIL IV 7546]

 

High up, on the external wall to the left of the same entrance, was the faded remains in black -

]um Secundum / [ [CIL IV 7547]

]um Secundum / [ [CIL IV 7547]

 

And another, coloured red, below the previous one -

[M(arcum)] Holconium / [3] d(ignum) r(ei) p(ublicae) o(ro) v(os) f(aciatis) [CIL IV 7548]

[M(arcum)] Holconium / [3] d(ignum) r(ei) p(ublicae) o(ro) v(os) f(aciatis) [CIL IV 7548]

 

See Epigraphik-Datenbank Clauss/Slaby (See www.manfredclauss.de)

See Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1919, (p.235-6).

 

According to PPP, the painted electoral inscription Gavium aed [CIL IV 7537] was also found on the right.

See Bragantini, de Vos, Badoni, 1981. Pitture e Pavimenti di Pompei, Parte 1. Rome: ICCD. (p.219)

 

II.2.4 Pompeii. May 2016. Entrance doorway and fauces 1.
South side of Via dell’Abbondanza, showing remains of painted plaster decoration, benches and steps to entrance.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

II.2.4 Pompeii. May 2016. Entrance doorway and fauces 1.

South side of Via dell’Abbondanza, showing remains of painted plaster decoration, benches and steps to entrance.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

II.2.4 Pompeii. 1957. Emblem decoration above entrance doorway. 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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II.2.4 Pompeii. 1957. Emblem decoration above entrance doorway. 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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II.2.4 Pompeii. May 2016. Emblem decoration above entrance doorway. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

II.2.4 Pompeii. May 2016. Emblem decoration above entrance doorway. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

II.2.4 Pompeii. May 2016. Detail of emblem decoration above entrance doorway.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

II.2.4 Pompeii. May 2016. Detail of emblem decoration above entrance doorway. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

II.2.4 Pompeii. September 2005. Above the entrance doorway, one can still see the Augustan emblem. This is a crown of oak between two laurel branches.

II.2.4 Pompeii. September 2005. Above the entrance doorway, one can still see the Augustan emblem.

This is a crown of oak between two laurel branches.

 

II.2.4 Pompeii. June 2012. Looking across fauces 1 and 2 towards room 3 east side of entrance doorway. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

II.2.4 Pompeii. June 2012. Looking across fauces 1 and 2 towards room 3 east side of entrance doorway.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

II.2.4 Pompeii. December 2004. East side of entrance doorway and doorway to room 3.

II.2.4 Pompeii. December 2004. East side of entrance doorway and doorway to room 3.

 

II.2.4 Pompeii. May 2016. Doorway to room 3 on east side of entrance corridor/fauces. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.  According to Eschebach, this room was the “porter’s room (cella ostiaria), and contained stairs to the upper floor. This room was a divided part of the following large room in the north-east corner of the north portico. Then, following on the left was a triclinium and two cubicula, then a space for the stairs to the upper floor, over the latrine (?).  At the south end of the east portico was the entrance to the narrow rear garden, and on the right of the entrance were the kitchen and a cubiculum.  On the right of the peristyle garden was another room with a staircase together with an amphorae store, and a garden room (diaeta?).  On the right of the entrance corridor was a large oecus, 
See Eschebach, L., 1993. Gebäudeverzeichnis und Stadtplan der antiken Stadt Pompeji. Köln: Böhlau. (p.89)

II.2.4 Pompeii. May 2016. Doorway to room 3 on east side of entrance corridor/fauces. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

According to Eschebach, this room was the “porter’s room (cella ostiaria) and contained stairs to the upper floor.

This room was a divided part of the following large room 15 in the north-east corner of the north portico.

The atrium had been converted into a two-sided pillared pseudo peristyle and garden 4.

Then, following on the left was a triclinium 14 and two cubicula 13 and 12, then a space for the stairs to the upper floor 11, over the latrine (?).

At the south end of the east portico was the entrance to the narrow rear garden 10, and on the right of the entrance were the kitchen 9 and a cubiculum 8.

On the right of the peristyle garden 4 was another room 7 with a staircase together with an amphorae store, and a garden room (diaeta?) 6.

On the right of the entrance corridor was a large oecus 5.

See Eschebach, L., 1993. Gebäudeverzeichnis und Stadtplan der antiken Stadt Pompeji. Köln: Böhlau, (p.89)

 

II.2.4 Pompeii. June 2012. Looking towards west side of entrance doorway, with plaster cast of remaining doorway. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

II.2.4 Pompeii. June 2012.

Looking towards west side of entrance doorway, with plaster cast of remaining shutter of doorway.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

II.2.4 Pompeii. May 2016. Detail of plaster cast of remaining doorway on west side of entrance. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

II.2.4 Pompeii. May 2016. Detail of plaster cast of remaining shutter of doorway on west side of entrance.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

II.2.4 Pompeii. September 2005. Doorway and rooms 1 and 2 leading directly to a portico.
This enclosed the peristyle garden 4 on the north and east sides.
The narrow garden 10 at the rear of the house was entered directly from the east portico.
When excavated this site was found to be badly destroyed, apparently by early explorers.
See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas. (p.83)

II.2.4 Pompeii. September 2005. Doorway and rooms 1 and 2 leading directly to a portico.

This enclosed the peristyle garden 4 on the north and east sides.

The narrow garden 10 at the rear of the house was entered directly from the east portico.

When excavated this site was found to be badly destroyed, apparently by early explorers.

See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas. (p.83)

 

II.2.4 Pompeii. May 2016. Looking south from entrance corridor 1 and 2 to north portico and peristyle garden 4.
The roofing at the bottom is the upper euripus and biclinium of II.2.2 which shares a common wall with the narrow rear garden 10 of II.2.4.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

II.2.4 Pompeii. May 2016. Looking south from entrance corridor 1 and 2 to north portico and peristyle garden 4.

The roofing at the bottom is the upper euripus and biclinium of II.2.2 which shares a common wall with the narrow rear garden 10 of II.2.4.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

II.2.4 Pompeii. December 2004. Entrance corridor 1 and2, leading south to portico and peristyle garden 4.

II.2.4 Pompeii. December 2004. Entrance corridor 1 and2, leading south to portico and peristyle garden 4.

 

II.2.4 Pompeii. Large terracotta table with raised border.
According to Spinazzola, a large thick table/board with raised border (m.1.18 side to side), was found badly mutilated in this house. 
On the border of the pottery table/board, the potter (Corinthus) signed this, accompanying his name with the pottery workshop 
"de fi(glinis) C(ai) Cluenti Ampliati – Corinthus fecit", of which he evidently was the master maker (see I.7.4). 
Spinazzola, V. Pompei, alla luce degli Scavi Nuovi di Via dell’Abbondanza (Anni 1910-1923), Vol.2, p.687, fig.651.

II.2.4 Pompeii. Large terracotta table with raised border.

According to Spinazzola, a large thick table/board with raised border (m.1.18 side to side), was found badly mutilated in this house.

On the border of the pottery table/board, the potter (Corinthus) signed this, accompanying his name with the pottery workshop

"de fi(glinis) C(ai) Cluenti Ampliati – Corinthus fecit", of which he evidently was the master maker (see I.7.4).

Spinazzola, V. Pompei, alla luce degli Scavi Nuovi di Via dell’Abbondanza (Anni 1910-1923), Vol.2, p.687, fig.651.

 

II.2.4 Pompeii. Detail of graffiti inscribed on the large table/board.

According to Della Corte –

Found in a vertical position on a threshold was an interesting inscribed terracotta item.

It was about half (in two pieces) of a massive table/board, of 004m in thickness, with a raised edge (1.18m long on the side entirely preserved).

In the raised edge, after firing, the provenance of the piece was engraved, followed by the name of the person who made it.

See Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1914, (p. 202).

 

II.2.4 Pompeii. 1964. II.2.2 room “i”, north wall of upper euripus showing small windows from narrow rear garden 10 of II.2.4.
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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II.2.4 Pompeii. 1964. II.2.2 room “i”, north wall of upper euripus showing small windows from narrow rear garden 10 of II.2.4.

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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