VIII.3.15. Caupona

Province

Italia
Italia (Pleiades)

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 VIII

Insula

Insula III

Keywords

Garden Description

This caupona had originally been part of a house according to Fiorelli. The unusual building had a garden (a) in the northeast corner that occupied over one quarter of the house and contained a masonry stibadium, (3.50 m. at the widest dimension), perhaps the only one in Pompeii. A monopodium supported the table and all of this was possibly shaded by a pergola. A portico on the west and south was supported by two square pillars on the south side which were painted with vines. The garden was enclosed by a low wall on the west and south with an entrance on the west.

Plans

Plan of Region VIII Insula III

Plan of Region VIII Insula III

Pleiades ID

432873

TGN ID

7031897

Excavation Dates

Unspecified

Bibliography

  • Breton, Pompeia, pp. 497-498 and drawing of stibadium on p. 498 (worldcat)
  • Dyer, Pompeii, p. 316 (worldcat)
  • Fiorelli, Descrizione di Pompei, pp. 326-327 (worldcat)
  • Jashemski, Gardens, vol. II, p. 211 (worldcat)
  • Mazois, Les ruines de Pompei dessinees et mesurees pendant les annees 1809-1810-1811, 2:60 and pl. 12.1 (plan)(worldcat)
  • Niccolini, Le case ed i monumenti di Pompei designati e descritti, vol. 2, “Descr. gen,” p. 66 (worldcat)
  • Soprano, ‘I triclini all’ aperto di Pompei' In Pompeiana pp. 306-307, no. 28 and fig. 28 on p. 291 (worldcat)
  • Thédenat,Pompei 3rd ed. p. 90 and fig. 46 on p. 90. (worldcat)

Contributor

Wilhelmina Jashemski

Publication date

21 Apr 2021