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VIII.7.19 Pompeii. Ingesso al Teatro Piccolo od Odeon.

Entrance to Little Theatre or Odeon.

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VIII.7.19 Pompeii. May 2005.  Entrance. Looking west. According to Mau, the names of the builders of the Small Theatre are known from an inscription found in the building –
C. Quinctius C. f. Valg[us], M. Porcius M. f. duovir[i] dec[urionum] decr[eto] theatrum tectum fac[iundum] locar[unt] eidemq[ue] prob[arunt]
“Gaius Quinctius Valgus the son of Gaius, and Marcus Porcius the son of Marcus, duumvirs, in accordance with a decree of the city council let the contract for building the covered theatre, and approved the work”.
See Mau, A., 1907, translated by Kelsey F. W. Pompeii: Its Life and Art. New York: Macmillan, (p.153).

VIII.7.19 Pompeii. May 2005.  Entrance. Looking west.

According to Mau, the names of the builders of the Small Theatre are known from an inscription found in the building –

C. Quinctius C. f. Valg[us], M. Porcius M. f. duovir[i] dec[urionum] decr[eto] theatrum tectum fac[iundum] locar[unt] eidemq[ue] prob[arunt]

“Gaius Quinctius Valgus the son of Gaius, and Marcus Porcius the son of Marcus, duumvirs, in accordance with a decree of the city council let the contract for building the covered theatre, and approved the work”.

See Mau, A., 1907, translated by Kelsey F. W. Pompeii: Its Life and Art. New York: Macmillan, (p.153).

 

VIII.7.19 Pompeii. 1968. Looking west from entrance, across Theatre decorated for a performance.  Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.
Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.
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VIII.7.19 Pompeii. 1968. Looking west from entrance, across Theatre decorated for a performance.

Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.

Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.

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VIII.7.19 Pompeii. 1968. Looking west across Theatre decorated for a performance. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.
Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.
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VIII.7.19 Pompeii. 1968. Looking west across Theatre decorated for a performance.

Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.

Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.

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VIII.7.19 Pompeii. Looking north-west.  Photographed 1970-79 by Günther Einhorn, picture courtesy of his son Ralf Einhorn.

VIII.7.19 Pompeii. Looking north-west.

Photographed 1970-79 by Günther Einhorn, picture courtesy of his son Ralf Einhorn.

 

VIII.7.19 Pompeii. Pre1873 photograph by Amodio, no. 2995. Looking north-west.
Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VIII.7.19 Pompeii. Pre1873 photograph by Amodio, no. 2995. Looking north-west.

Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VIII.7.19  Pompeii. May 2006.  Floor of Little Theatre.

VIII.7.19  Pompeii. May 2006. Floor of Little Theatre.

 

VIII.7.19 Pompeii. May 2006. Entrance on west side.

VIII.7.19 Pompeii. May 2006. Entrance on west side.

 

VIII.7.19 Pompeii. May 2006. West side. Statue of Kneeling Atlas, with a tufa Lion’s foot in front.

VIII.7.19 Pompeii. May 2006. West side.

Statue of Kneeling Atlas, with a tufa Lion’s foot in front.

 

VIII.7.19 Pompeii. 1968. West side. Statue of Kneeling Atlas, with a tufa Lion’s foot in front.
Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.
Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.
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VIII.7.19 Pompeii. 1968. West side. Statue of Kneeling Atlas, with a tufa Lion’s foot in front.

Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.

Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.

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VIII.7.19 Pompeii.  May 2006. West side. Statue of Kneeling Atlas.

VIII.7.19 Pompeii.  May 2006. West side. Statue of Kneeling Atlas.

 

VIII.7.19 Pompeii. 1968. West side. Statue of Kneeling Atlas. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.
Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.
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VIII.7.19 Pompeii. 1968. West side. Statue of Kneeling Atlas.

Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.

Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.

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VIII.7.19 Pompeii. 1968. Looking west at statue of Kneeling Atlas. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.
Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.
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VIII.7.19 Pompeii. 1968. Looking west at statue of Kneeling Atlas.

Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.

Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.

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VIII.7.19 Pompeii.  May 2006. West side. Tufa statue of Lion’s foot.

VIII.7.19 Pompeii.  May 2006. West side. Tufa statue of Lion’s foot.

 

VIII.7.19 Little Theatre

VIII.7.19 Pompeii.  May 2006.  Stone Seating.

 

VIII.7.18 Little Theatre

VIII.7.19 Pompeii.  May 2005.  Stone Seating.

 

VIII.7.19 Pompeii. October 2014. Looking towards stone seating on East side. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

VIII.7.19 Pompeii. October 2014. Looking east across Little Theatre.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

VIII.7.19 Pompeii. 1966. Looking towards the east side. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.
Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.
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VIII.7.19 Pompeii. 1966. Looking towards the east side. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.

Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.

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VIII.7.19 Pompeii. 1988. Looking east across the floor of the Theatre.
Photo courtesy of Leo C. Curran.

VIII.7.19 Pompeii. 1988. Looking east across the floor of the Theatre.

Photo courtesy of Leo C. Curran.

 

VIII.7.19 Pompeii. October 2014. East side. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

VIII.7.19 Pompeii. October 2014. East side. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

VIII.7.19 Pompeii.  May 2006.  East side with arched entrance. Above the entrances on either side were the rectangular areas which had the seats reserved for the honoured guests.  These were called the Tribunals. 
These were reached by the small narrow steps at the side, and separated from the rest of the audience by a sloping wall to the north.   The Kneeling Atlas and Lion’s foot were at the lower end of this sloping wall on both the West and East sides.

VIII.7.19 Pompeii.  May 2006.  East side with arched entrance.

Above the entrances on either side were the rectangular areas which had the seats reserved for the honoured guests.

These were called the Tribunals.

These were reached by the small narrow steps at the side, and separated from the rest of the audience by a sloping wall to the north. 

The Kneeling Atlas and Lion’s foot were at the lower end of this sloping wall on both the West and East sides.

 

VIII.7.19 Pompeii. 1966. East side. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.
Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.
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VIII.7.19 Pompeii. 1966. East side. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.

Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.

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