II.2.4 House of Messius Ampliatus

Province

Italia

Location

Pompeii
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.

Sublocation

Region II

Insula

Insula II

House

House of Messius Ampliatus(II.ii.4))

Garden

Narrow garden in the house of Messius Ampliatus.

Keywords

Garden Description

A. The portico which bordered the peristyle garden on the north and east side was accessed from the entrance hall. This site had been extensively damaged prior to excavation.

B. The east portico gave access to the narrow garden to the back of the house.

Bibliography

  • Jashemski, W.F. 1979. ‘The Garden of Hercules at Pompeii’ (II.viii.6): The Discovery of a Commercial Flower Garden., American Journal of Archaeology, vol. 83, no. 4, pp. 403–411. [link](https://www.jstor.org/stable/504139. Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.)

  • Spinazzola, V. and Aurigemma, S. 1953. Pompei Alla Luce Degli Scavi Nuovi Di Via Dell’abbondanza (anni 1910-1923), Roma: Libreria dello Stato, map after p. 376 where this garden is labeled hortus.worldcat

Pleiades ID

433204

Contributor

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

Publication date

21 Apr 2021