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I.6.11 Pompeii. Casa dei Quadretti Teatrali or Casa di Casca Longus

or Domus of Calavius Crescens and Calavia Optata.

Linked to I.6.8 and I.6.9. Excavated 1912, 1926 to 1927.

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I.6.11 Pompeii. May 2010. Entrance. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

I.6.11 Pompeii. May 2010. Entrance. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

I.6.11 Pompeii. December 2004. Entrance. According to Della Corte, there was a mutilated graffito found on the east (left) side of the entrance doorway. This seemed to confirm to him that this was the house of the Calavi, it read:
Cuspium  Pansam  (Calavius)  rog(at)      [CIL IV 7170]
See Della Corte, M., 1965.  Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino. (p.285)

I.6.11 Pompeii. December 2004. Entrance.

According to Della Corte, there was a mutilated graffito found on the east (left) side of the entrance doorway.

This seemed to confirm to him that this was the house of the Calavi, it read:

Cuspium  Pansam  (Calavius)  rog(at)      [CIL IV 7170]

See Della Corte, M., 1965.  Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino. (p.285)

 

I.6.11 Pompeii. November 2009. View from Casina dell’Aquila showing new roof. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

I.6.11 Pompeii. November 2009. View from Casina dell’Aquila showing new roof.

Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

I.6.11 Pompeii. May 2010. Looking south from fauces into atrium with restored compluvium.
According to PPM, the east wall of the entrance corridor (fauces) was of III style and consisted of a geometric zoccolo (discoloured and faded). The middle area of the wall had a central aedicula with a yellow background between red side panels. The small landscape paintings (vignettes) at the centre of the panels have now disappeared.
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I.6.11 Pompeii. May 2010. Looking south from fauces into atrium with restored compluvium.

According to PPM, the east wall of the entrance corridor (fauces) was of III style and consisted of a geometric zoccolo (discoloured and faded).

The middle area of the wall had a central aedicula with a yellow background between red side panels.

The small landscape paintings (vignettes) at the centre of the panels have now disappeared.

 

I.6.11 Pompeii. May 2010. Restored compluvium, and rainwater spouts.

I.6.11 Pompeii. May 2010. Restored compluvium, and rainwater spouts.

 

I.6.11 Pompeii. May 2010. Detail from restored compluvium, and rainwater spouts.

I.6.11 Pompeii. May 2010. Detail from restored compluvium, and rainwater spouts.

 

I.6.11 Pompeii. June 2010. Restored compluvium. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

I.6.11 Pompeii. June 2010. Restored compluvium. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

I.6.11 Pompeii. June 2010. Restored compluvium. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

I.6.11 Pompeii. June 2010. Restored compluvium. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

I.6.11 Pompeii. May 2010. Looking south across atrium with impluvium and puteal. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

I.6.11 Pompeii. May 2010. Looking south across atrium with impluvium and puteal.

Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

I.6.11 Pompeii. December 2013. Looking south-west across impluvium.

I.6.11 Pompeii. December 2013. Looking south-west across impluvium.

 

I.6.11 Pompeii. December 2004. Coloured marble impluvium base in atrium.

I.6.11 Pompeii. December 2004. Coloured marble impluvium base in atrium.

 

I.6.11 Pompeii. December 2004. Atrium. Marble tripod table legs with lion heads and paws. Inventory number 3921. This house was named the Casa di P. Casca Longus from the inscription on the top of these table legs. They were found in garden i of House I.6.8-9 and moved to I.6.11 by the excavators. See Carratelli, G. P., 1990-2003. Pompei: Pitture e Mosaici.  Roma: Istituto della enciclopedia italiana. (Vol 1: 369). According to Allison, this name is unsubstantiated, see http://www.stoa.org/projects/ph/house?id=3.

I.6.11 Pompeii. December 2004. Atrium. Marble tripod table legs with lion heads and paws. Inventory number 3921. This house was named the Casa di P. Casca Longus from the inscription on the top of these table legs. They were found in garden i of House I.6.8-9 and moved to I.6.11 by the excavators. See Carratelli, G. P., 1990-2003. Pompei: Pitture e Mosaici.  Roma: Istituto della enciclopedia italiana. (Vol 1: 369). According to Allison, this name is unsubstantiated, see http://www.stoa.org/projects/ph/house?id=3.

 

I.6.11 Pompeii. May 2010. Marble tripod table legs with lion’s heads and paws. The inscription on the top of each leg identifies the table as having belonged to Casca Longus. He was the first assassin to strike Caesar in the Senate in 44BC. He died in 42BC along with Brutus at the Battle of Philippi in Macedonia. His lands and possessions were confiscated and publicly sold. The table was then or sometime later bought by the owner of this house. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

I.6.11 Pompeii. May 2010. Marble tripod table legs with lion’s heads and paws. The inscription on the top of each leg identifies the table as having belonged to Casca Longus. He was the first assassin to strike Caesar in the Senate in 44BC. He died in 42BC along with Brutus at the Battle of Philippi in Macedonia. His lands and possessions were confiscated and publicly sold. The table was then or sometime later bought by the owner of this house.

Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

I.6.11 Pompeii. June 2010. On top of the first table leg is P(VBLIVS) CASCA LONG(INVS). See Della Corte, M., 1965.  Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino. (p. 285). Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

I.6.11 Pompeii. June 2010. On top of the first table leg is P(VBLIVS) CASCA LONG(INVS).

See Della Corte, M., 1965.  Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino. (p. 285)

Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

I.6.11 Pompeii. June 2010. On top of the second table leg is P(VBLIVS) CASCA LO(N)G(INVS). See Della Corte, M., 1965.  Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino. (p. 285). Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

I.6.11 Pompeii. June 2010. On top of the second table leg is P(VBLIVS) CASCA LO(N)G(INVS).

See Della Corte, M., 1965.  Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino. (p. 285)

Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

I.6.11 Pompeii. June 2010. On the top of the third table leg is LO(N)G(INVS) P(VBLIVS) CASSC(A). See Della Corte, M., 1965.  Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino. (p. 285).Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

I.6.11 Pompeii. June 2010. On the top of the third table leg is LO(N)G(INVS) P(VBLIVS) CASSC(A).

See Della Corte, M., 1965.  Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino. (p. 285)

Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

I.6.11 Pompeii. June 2010. Lions head on front of the third marble table leg. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

I.6.11 Pompeii. June 2010. Lions head on front of the third marble table leg.

Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

I.6.11 Pompeii. June 2010. Terracotta puteal, decorated with heads of lions, originally found on the east side of the peristyle, but now in atrium. See Bragantini, de Vos, Badoni, 1981. Pitture e Pavimenti di Pompei, Parte 1. Rome: ICCD. (p.36) See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas. (p.36). Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

I.6.11 Pompeii. June 2010.

Terracotta puteal, decorated with heads of lions, originally found on the east side of the peristyle, but now in atrium.

See Bragantini, de Vos, Badoni, 1981. Pitture e Pavimenti di Pompei, Parte 1. Rome: ICCD. (p.36).

See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas. (p.36)

Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

 

 

 

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