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III.1.6 Pompeii. House and Taberna of Praedicinius, Cornelius or Predicidius Cornelius. Domus of the Cassii and Calpurnii.

 

III.1.6 Pompeii. May 2005. Entrance doorway, partly excavated
According to Della Corte, an obscure Praedicinius practiced his unknown commerce or industry here.
He came to this conclusion because of the graffito found on the pilaster on the right -
Popidium adulescentem
Praedicinius rog(at) aed(ilem)    [CIL IV 7608]
See Della Corte, M., 1965.  Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino. (p.342)
According to Garcia y Garcia, there was slight damage to the south-east corner of this insula, when a bomb fell onto the Via dell’Abbondanza in 1943. The bomb fell in front of the SE corner of this insula, between III.1.6 and I.XI.7.  See Garcia y Garcia, L., 2006. Danni di guerra a Pompei. Rome: L’Erma di Bretschneider. (p.51)

III.1.6 Pompeii. May 2005. Entrance doorway, partly excavated

 

According to Garcia y Garcia, there was slight damage to the south-east corner of this insula, when a bomb fell onto the Via dell’Abbondanza in 1943.

The bomb fell in front of the SE corner, between III.1.6 and I.XI.7

See Garcia y Garcia, L., 2006. Danni di guerra a Pompei. Rome: L’Erma di Bretschneider. (p.51)

 

According to Della Corte, an obscure Praedicinius practiced his unknown commerce or industry here.

He came to this conclusion because of the graffito found on the pilaster on the right -

Popidium adulescentem

Praedicinius rog(at) aed(ilem)    [CIL IV 7608]

See Della Corte, M., 1965.  Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino. (p.342)

 

According to Della Corte in Notizie degli Scavi, high on the left pilaster above the proper whitewash, the following electoral programmata came back to light –

 

in red
Cuspium // Pansam / aed(ilem) o(ro) v(os) f(aciatis)       [CIL IV 7601]
 in red

Cuspium // Pansam / aed(ilem) o(ro) v(os) f(aciatis)       [CIL IV 7601]

 

and underneath, written in black -

 

Casellium / aed(ilem) o(ro) v(os) f(aciatis)       [CIL IV 7602]

Casellium / aed(ilem) o(ro) v(os) f(aciatis)       [CIL IV 7602]

 

Towards the threshold, a fragment of tile was found (o.32m long) on which was painted, in red and with a simple outline, the head of a gladiator protected by his helmet: above it reads, the name –

 

Primus       [CIL IV 7603] in red

Primus       [CIL IV 7603]

 

On the brick pilaster to the right of the entrance, the following electoral programmas appeared –

In the first, high up, we see for the first time the recommendation in the name of a candidate Calvenzio Quieto,

namesake of the incumbent Augustale with the well-known monumental tomb outside Herculaneum Gate.

 

in red
Calventium // d(uumvirum) v(irum) i(ure) d(icundo) / o(ro) v(os) f(aciatis) / Quietum      [CIL IV 7604]
 in red

Calventium // d(uumvirum) v(irum) i(ure) d(icundo) / o(ro) v(os) f(aciatis) / Quietum      [CIL IV 7604]

 

Epidium Sabinum / IIvir(um) iur(e) dic(undo) o(ro) v(os) f(aciatis) Trebius cliens facit / consentiente sanctissimo / ordine       [CIL IV 7605] in red

Epidium Sabinum / IIvir(um) iur(e) dic(undo) o(ro) v(os) f(aciatis) Trebius cliens facit / consentiente sanctissimo / ordine       [CIL IV 7605]

 

Immediately below was the programma written in black –

 

C(aium) Gavium Rufum // II(virum) i(ure) d(icundo) o(ro) v(os) f(aciatis) / rog(at)       [CIL IV 7606]

C(aium) Gavium Rufum // II(virum) i(ure) d(icundo) o(ro) v(os) f(aciatis) / rog(at)       [CIL IV 7606]

 

which hid another earlier one, also written in black –

 

C(aium) Lollium Fuscum // aed(ilem) / [6]      [CIL IV 7607]

C(aium) Lollium Fuscum // aed(ilem) / [6]      [CIL IV 7607]

 

Followed, another more under, a programma written with a red first line, and black in the second line –

 

Popidium adulescentem / Praedicinius rog(at) aed(ilem)      [CIL IV 7608]

Popidium adulescentem / Praedicinius rog(at) aed(ilem)      [CIL IV 7608]

 

Underneath, written in black –

 

Q(uintum) Postumium quinq(uennalem)      [CIL IV 7609]

Q(uintum) Postumium quinq(uennalem)      [CIL IV 7609]

 

See Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1913, (p.451-3).

See Epigraphik-Datenbank Clauss/Slaby (www.manfredclauss.de).