PompeiiinPictures

III.8.8 Pompeii. Caupona of Astylus. Excavated 1844, 1903-1905. 

 

III.8.8 Pompeii. May 2005.  Entrance on Via di Nola. According to Della Corte, on the walls of this bar the following electoral recommendation in support of the candidate C. Calvenzio Sittio Magno, was found: Ego Astylus sum (qui rogo?) [CIL IV 423]
See Della Corte, M., 1965.  Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino. (p. 139)

According to Epigraphik-Datenbank Clauss/Slaby (See www.manfredclauss.de), it read as –
C(aium) Calventium
Sittium IIv(irum) i(ure) d(icundo) ego
Astylus sum      [CIL IV 423]

III.8.8 Pompeii. May 2005.  Entrance on Via di Nola.

According to Della Corte, on the walls of this bar the following electoral recommendation in support of the candidate C. Calvenzio Sittio Magno, was found:

Ego Astylus sum (qui rogo?) [CIL IV 423]

See Della Corte, M., 1965. Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino. (p. 139)

 

According to Epigraphik-Datenbank Clauss/Slaby (See www.manfredclauss.de), it read as –

 

C(aium) Calventium

Sittium IIv(irum) i(ure) d(icundo) ego

Astylus sum      [CIL IV 423]

 

III.8.8 Pompeii. May 2010. Entrance to bar on Via di Nola, looking east.

III.8.8 Pompeii. May 2010. Entrance to bar on Via di Nola, looking east.

 

III.8.8 Pompeii. May 2010. Entrance with two sided counter. According to Sogliano, the threshold was made from three pieces of lava stone. The groove for the shutters was seen in the front of the podium or counter. At the end of the podium was the real entrance, the threshold was flat, and not grooved, to allow free movement of the door shutter.
The shutter ran on a hinge which was embedded in the frame.  The podium or sales counter was formed from fragments of different species of coloured marbles. Facing the road was an embedded fragment of a slab of white marble. On it was discovered the face of a maenad, chipped in the nose and chin, but of good execution. See Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1905, (p.274). At the rear of the bar-room there was an entrance to the atrium of III.8.7 (now blocked).

III.8.8 Pompeii. May 2010. Entrance with two-sided counter.

According to Sogliano, the threshold or sill was made from three pieces of lava stone.

The groove for the shutters was seen in the front of the podium or counter.

At the end of the podium was the real entrance, the threshold was flat, and not grooved, to allow free movement of the door shutter.

The shutter ran on a hinge which was embedded in the frame.

The podium or sales counter was formed from fragments of different species of coloured marbles.

Facing the road was an embedded fragment of a slab of white marble

On it was discovered the face of a maenad, chipped in the nose and chin, but of good execution.

See Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1905, (p.274).

At the rear of the bar-room, there was an entrance to the atrium of III.8.7 (now blocked).

 

III.8.8 Pompeii. May 2010. East side of bar-room.

III.8.8 Pompeii. May 2010. East side of bar-room.

 

III.8.8 Pompeii. May 2010. East wall of bar, with a window from an upstairs room. According to Sogliano, the walls were plastered with a background of dark-yellow, divided by vertical bands of green. The base of the walls were dark green. The east wall was the best preserved and showed three panels. The central panel contained a painting of a peacock pecking on a seedling. The two side panels each had a painting of a griffin, facing each other. To the left of the griffin in the right panel, a painting of Mercury was seen but which was largely faded. See Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1905, (p.274).

III.8.8 Pompeii. May 2010. East wall of bar, with a window from an upstairs room.

According to Sogliano, the walls were plastered with a background of dark-yellow, divided by vertical bands of green.

The base of the walls were dark green.

The east wall was the best preserved and showed three panels.

The central panel contained a painting of a peacock pecking on a seedling.

The two side panels each had a painting of a griffin, facing each other.

To the left of the griffin in the right panel, a painting of Mercury was seen but which was largely faded.

See Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1905, (p.274).

 

III.8.8 Pompeii. May 2010. North-east corner of bar room. On 1st April 1903, whilst clearing the earth away up to a meter from the old ground level, two human skeletons were found.
With them were large terracotta amphora fragments, and a slab of white marble (0.70 x 0.46m). See Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1905, (p.275). According to Luongo et al, the two skeletons were found in the north-east corner. They numbered Astylus’s thermopolium as being at Reg. III, Insula 9.  See G. Luongo et al: Impact of the AD79 explosive eruption on Pompeii, in Journal of Volcanology & Geothermal Research 126 (2003) (p.185).

III.8.8 Pompeii. May 2010. North-east corner of bar room.

On 1st April 1903, whilst clearing the earth away up to a meter from the old ground level, two human skeletons were found.

With them were large terracotta amphora fragments, and a slab of white marble (0.70 x 0.46m).

See Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1905, (p.275).

According to Luongo et al, the two skeletons were found in the north-east corner.

They numbered Astylus’s thermopolium as being at Reg. III, Insula 9.

See G. Luongo et al: Impact of the AD79 explosive eruption on Pompeii, in Journal of Volcanology & Geothermal Research 126 (2003) (p.185).

 

III.8.8 Pompeii. May 2010. North-east corner of bar-room.

III.8.8 Pompeii. May 2010. North-east corner of bar room.

 

III.8.8 Pompeii. May 2010. Remains of painted plaster on south wall. According to Sogliano, another painted flying griffin was seen in the first panel on the left of the south wall.
The south wall also had a doorway leading to at least two other rooms, which were not yet excavated. See Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1905, (p.274)

III.8.8 Pompeii. May 2010. Remains of painted plaster on south wall.

According to Sogliano, another painted flying griffin was seen in the first panel on the left of the south wall.

The south wall also had a doorway leading to at least two other rooms, which were not yet excavated.

See Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1905, (p.274).

 

III.8.8 Pompeii. May 2010. South wall of bar-room, in the front on the left, with doorway through to rear rooms. At the rear on the left are the upper walls on the east side. Looking south at the unexcavated rooms.

III.8.8 Pompeii. May 2010. South wall of bar-room, in the front on the left, with doorway through to rear rooms.

At the rear on the left are the upper walls on the east side. Looking south at the unexcavated rooms.

 

III.8.8 Pompeii. May 2010. Looking west from rear of two-sided bar counter. On 13th December 1902 at the edge of the podium or counter, a skeleton of a young boy was found. See Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1905, (p.275).

III.8.8 Pompeii. May 2010. Looking west from rear of two-sided bar counter.

On 13th December 1902 at the edge of the podium or counter, a skeleton of a young boy was found.

See Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1905, (p.275).

 

III.8.8 Pompeii. May 2010. Rear of counter, looking west. The remains of the hearth can be seen on the left, and one embedded urn on the right.

III.8.8 Pompeii. May 2010. Rear of counter, looking west.

The remains of the hearth can be seen on the left, and the one embedded urn on the right.

 

III.8.8 Pompeii. May 2010. West wall of bar-room. According to the Giorn. dei soprastanti, near the right entrance pillar of the bar-room at the height of about a metre from the ground, a human skeleton was found in the lapilli. Found leaning against him was a large broken amphora in many pieces. Found between the podium and the amphora was a large grey slab of marble. See Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1905, (p.275)

III.8.8 Pompeii. May 2010. West wall of bar-room.

According to the Giorn. dei Soprastanti, near the right entrance pillar of the bar-room at the height of about a metre from the ground, a human skeleton was found in the lapilli.

Found leaning against him was a large broken amphora in many pieces.

Found between the podium and the amphora was a large grey slab of marble.

See Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1905, (p.275)

 

III.8.8 Pompeii. May 2010. North-west corner of bar-room.

III.8.8 Pompeii. May 2010. North-west corner of bar room.

 

III.8.8 Pompeii May 2010. Threshold or sill. According to Sogliano, the wide entrance doorway had a threshold of lava stone, made from three pieces. Many shards of glass vessels were found in the space between the podium and the door. These probably fell from the counter at the time of the disaster. The most noteworthy was a fragment of one with a circular mouth (diam.0.15m), a beautiful rosy-coloured glass with spherical belly.
See Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1905, (p.273 & p.275)

III.8.8 Pompeii May 2010. Threshold or sill.

According to Sogliano, the wide entrance doorway had a threshold of lava stone, made from three pieces.

Many shards of glass vessels were found in the space between the podium and the door.

These probably fell from the counter at the time of the disaster.

The most noteworthy was a fragment of one with a circular mouth (diam.0.15m), a beautiful rosy-coloured glass with spherical belly.

See Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1905, (p.273 & p.275).

 

III.9 Pompeii. May 2005.   Blocked roadway, looking south.                 III.8.8

III.9 Pompeii, on left. May 2005.          Blocked roadway, looking south.                       III.8.8, on right.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The low resolution pictures on this site are copyright © of Jackie and Bob Dunn and MAY NOT IN ANY CIRCUMSTANCES BE USED FOR GAIN OR REWARD COMMERCIALLY. On concession of the Ministero dei Beni e delle Attività Culturali e del Turismo - Parco Archeologico di Pompei. It is declared that no reproduction or duplication can be considered legitimate without the written authorization of the Parco Archeologico di Pompei.

Le immagini fotografiche a bassa risoluzione pubblicate su questo web site sono copyright © di Jackie e Bob Dunn E NON POSSONO ESSERE UTILIZZATE, IN ALCUNA CIRCOSTANZA, PER GUADAGNO O RICOMPENSA COMMERCIALMENTE. Su concessione del Ministero dei Beni e delle Attività Culturali e del Turismo - Parco Archeologico di Pompei. Si comunica che nessun riproduzione o duplicazione può considerarsi legittimo senza l'autorizzazione scritta del Parco Archeologico di Pompei.

Ultimo aggiornamento - Last updated: 22-Oct-2018 14:43