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.
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.
- 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)
21 Apr 2021