V.I.17 Pompeii. May 2005. Entrance, looking east.
V.I.17 Pompeii. May 2005. Entrance.
On the south pilaster, on the right side of the entrance, a graffito was found:
Hic ego bis futui
Formaece [CIL IV 4029]
See Varone, A., 2002. Erotica Pompeiana: Love Inscriptions on the Walls of Pompeii, Rome: L’erma di Bretschneider. (p.76, and note 111)
He also says the meaning of the second line is unclear.
Also found on the pilaster between V.1.17 and V.1.18 was another graffito:
According to Epigraphik-Datenbank Clauss/Slaby (See www.manfredclauss.de) it read –
aed(ilem) Parthope rog(at) cum Rufino [CIL IV 3403]
According to Della Corte, the last few words were -
Parth(en)ope cum Rufino rogat [CIL IV 3403]
See Della Corte, M., 1965. Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino. (p.99)
Parthope and Rufinus ask for Helvius Sabinus as aedile. [CIL IV 3403]
(translated in Cooley, A. and M.G.L., 2004. Pompeii : A Sourcebook. London : Routledge. (p.122, F53).
V.1.17 Pompeii. December 2006. Entrance.
V.1.17 Pompeii. December 2006. South wall of shop.
V.1.17 Pompeii. December 2006. East wall of shop.
V.1.17 North wall. Site of staircase.
The stairs were destroyed, with the north wall, by the bombing in 1943.
See Garcia y Garcia, L., 2006. Danni di guerra a Pompei. Rome: L’Erma di Bretschneider. (p.61)
According to CTP’s survey, “the stairs on the north wall are now quite obliterated, by the aerial bombing”.
See Van der Poel, H. B., 1986. Corpus Topographicum Pompeianum, Part IIIA. Austin: University of Texas. (p.70)