VIII.5.39. House of Acceptus and Euhodia


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 VIII


Insula V


Garden Description

A. This house was excavated in 1882 to reveal a small garden (a) at the rear entered by passageways on either side of the tablinium. The portico on the east had one column and two engaged columns with a low wall that allowed entrance on the south end. Rooms on the west probably had a roof that extended over the very narrow passageway. A gutter surrounded the garden. The excavation yielded several sculptures in the garden area; a small crouching lion (0.245 m. long; Mus. Naz. inv. no. 120 057) and a head of a tiger (0.10 m. long; Mus. Naz. inv. no. 120 049), both fitted as fountain spouts; a marble fountain statuette of a dolphin (0.19 m. long; Mus. Naz. inv. no. 120 051) which was found in the atrium; a statuette of a young satyr missing arms and legs (0.315 m. high; Mus. Naz. inv. no. 120 048) with an iron pin on the right shoulder for a wall mount; the head of a herm (Mus. Naz. inv. no. 120 050). B. The northwest corner of this small house contained a second garden (b) just off the anteroom at the rear of the portico. There was a band of raised soil at the base of the wall 0.55 m. wide which had been planted and the remainder of the space had been paved. The triclinium on the south and the neighbor’s house on the west received light from this garden.


Fig. 16, Plan of  Region VIII, Insula V

Plan of Region VIII, Insula V

Pleiades ID




Excavation Dates



  • Boyce, Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii, Memoris of the American Academy in Rome (1937), p. 78, no. 372 (worldcat)
  • Dohl, Plastik aus Pompeji, pp. 46-47 (worldcat)
  • Dwyer, Pompeian Oscilla Collections, Mitteilungen des Deutsches Archäologisches Institut. Römische Abteilung , p. 281, no. 106 (worldcat)
  • Jashemski, Gardens, vol. II, p. 218 (worldcat)
  • Mau, Bullettino dell'Instituto di Corrispondenza Archeologica (1884), pp. 127-130 (worldcat)
  • Mau, Pompeii:Its Life and Art, 2nd ed. Trans. by Kelsey, pp. 341-343, plan on p. 341 (worldcat)
  • Sogliano, Notizie degli scavi di Antichita (1882), pp. 280-281, 324, 359-360 (worldcat)
  • Soprano, I triclini all'aperto di Pompei In Pompeiana, p. 301, no. 16. (worldcat)


Wilhelmina Jashemski (

Publication date

21 Apr 2021