I.2.24 Officina Libraria


Italia (Pleiades)


Pompeii (Pleiades)

Location Description

An ancient city of Campania destroyed by the volcanic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in A.D. 79, Pompeii was named as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997.


Region I


Insula II



Garden serving a caupona.

Garden Description

The garden east of the atrium had a portico extending along the south and part of the west sides. A low wall (0.52m high) connected the columns and an entrance to the garden was located on the west. In 1873 the caupona was excavated. The garden contained a masonry triclinium (l. medius, 3.85m; l. summus and l. imus, 3.20m) with a table. The badly damaged triclinium revealed the amphorae used in its construction. A low podium along the north wall was thought by Fiorelli to have held flowerpots. Mau reported a drainage channel at the corner of the triclinium formed by the l. meduis and the l. summus, although it is no longer evident. The base of an aedicula lararium remains against the east wall opposite the north end of the east couch.


  • Boyce, G.K. 1937. Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii, p. 23, no.17
  • Fiorelli, G. 1875. Descrizione di Pompei, p. 47 (worldcat)
  • GiornSc, n.s., 1874-1877, col.60
  • Jashemski, W.F. 1979, Garden of Pompeii: Herculaneum and the villas destroyed by Vesuvius, p. 179 (worldcat)
  • Jashemski, W.F. 1993, Gardens of Pompeii: Herculaneum and the villas destroyed by Vesuvius. Vol. II, Appendices, p. 25 (worldcat)
  • Mau, A. 1873. BdI, pp.245
  • Mau, A. 1874. BdI, pp. 253-256, 262-263
  • Mau, A. 1907. Pompeii: It's life and art, p. 404
  • Niccolini, F. Le case ed i monumenti di Pompeii, Naples, Vol. II, p. 77
  • Soprano, P. 1950, 'I triclini all’aperto di Pompei', In Pompeiana, raccolta di studi per il secondo centenario degli scavi di Pompei, Napoli, Gaetano Macchiaroli, Editore, p. 292-293, no.1
  • Viola, L. 1879. Gli scavi di Pompei dal 1873 al 1878, p. 13 (worldcat)
  • Warscher, T. 1937-1957. Codex Topographicus Pompeianus, no.32 (worldcat)

Pleiades ID




Excavation Dates

Excavated 1872.


Wilhelmina Jashemski (https://lib.guides.umd.edu/c.php?g=326514&p=2193250)

Publication date

21 Apr 2021