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VIII.7.21 Pompeii. Teatro Grande, ingressi ai livelli superiori, tra cui ingressi non numerati dal Foro Triangolare.

Large Theatre. Entrances to upper levels including unnumbered entrances from the Triangular Forum.

Excavated 1764, 1767, 1769, 1771, 1791, 1808 and 1812.

Part 1.                                                 Part 2

 

Part 3      Plan of Large Theatre (Opens in new window)

 

In the area of the theatre and the porticus sixty-three bodies were found.

See Eschebach, L., 1993. Gebäudeverzeichnis und Stadtplan der antiken Stadt Pompeji. Köln: Böhlau, p. 391.

 

VIII.7.21 Pompeii. 1959. Entrance doorway on Via Stabiana, with Wilhelmina Jashemski and Tatiana Warscher in a deserted roadway. 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.7.21 Pompeii. 1959.

Entrance doorway on Via Stabiana, with Wilhelmina Jashemski and Tatiana Warscher in a deserted roadway.

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.7.21 Pompeii. September 2015. Entrance doorway to ramp.

VIII.7.21 Pompeii. September 2015. Entrance doorway to ramp.

 

VIII.7.21 Pompeii. May 2005. Entrance doorway to ramp with steps at far end.

VIII.7.21 Pompeii. May 2005. Entrance doorway to ramp with steps at far end.

 

VIII.7.21 Pompeii. 1968. Entrance doorway to ramp with steps at far end. 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.7.21 Pompeii. 1968. Entrance doorway to ramp with steps at far end.

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.7.21 (on right) and VIII.7.20 (on left), Pompeii. 1968. Looking west towards entrances.
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.7.21 (on right) and VIII.7.20 (on left), Pompeii. 1968. Looking west towards entrances.

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.7.21 (on left) and VIII.7.20 (centre). Pompeii. June 1962.  Looking east from entrance corridors towards Reg. 1, insula 3. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VIII.7.21 (on left) and VIII.7.20 (centre). Pompeii. June 1962.

Looking east from entrance corridors towards Reg. 1, insula 3. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VIII.7.21 (on left) and VIII.7.20 (on right). Pompeii. 1959.  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.7.21 (on left) and VIII.7.20 (on right). Pompeii. 1959.  

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.7.21 Pompeii. September 2005. Looking north-east towards Large Theatre from Triangular Forum.

VIII.7.21 Pompeii. September 2005. Looking north-east towards Large Theatre from Triangular Forum.

 

VIII.7.20 Pompeii. Pre 1875. Photo by Alphonse Bernoud., no. CDV 142.  Looking north-east from Large Theatre, the Temple of Isis can be seen on the lower right.
Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VIII.7.20 Pompeii. Pre 1875. Photo by Alphonse Bernoud., no. CDV 142.

Looking north-east from Large Theatre, the Temple of Isis can be seen on the lower right.

Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VIII.7.21 Pompeii. September 2005. Plaque on wall between theatres.
C QVINCTIVS C F VALG
M PORCIVS M F
DVO VIR DEC DECR
THEATRVM TECTVM
FAC LOC AR EIDEMQ PROB    [CIL X 844]
C(aius) Quinctius C(ai) f(ilius) Valg(us) / M(arcus) Porcius M(arci) f(ilius) / duovir(i) dec(urionum) decr(eto) / theatrum tectum / fac(iundum) locar(unt) eidemq(ue) prob(arunt)
Gaius Quinctius Valgus, son of Gaius, and Marcus Porcius, son of Marcus, duumvirs, by decree of the town councillors awarded the contract for the construction of the covered theatre and also approved it.
See Cooley, A. and M.G.L., 2004. Pompeii : A Sourcebook. London : Routledge. (p.20, B9). CIL X 844=ILS 5636.

VIII.7.21 Pompeii. September 2005. Plaque on wall between theatres.

C QVINCTIVS C F VALG

M PORCIVS M F

DVO VIR DEC DECR

THEATRVM TECTVM

FAC LOC AR EIDEMQ PROB    [CIL X 844]

 

C(aius) Quinctius C(ai) f(ilius) Valg(us)

M(arcus) Porcius M(arci) f(ilius)

duovir(i) dec(urionum) decr(eto)

theatrum tectum

fac(iundum) locar(unt) eidemq(ue) prob(arunt)    [CIL X 844]

 

Gaius Quinctius Valgus, son of Gaius, and Marcus Porcius, son of Marcus, duumvirs, by decree of the town councillors awarded the contract for the construction of the covered theatre and also approved it.

See Cooley, A. and M.G.L., 2004. Pompeii: A Sourcebook. London : Routledge. (p.20, B9). CIL X 844=ILS 5636.

 

A Theatrum Tectum was a covered theatre; in this case it refers to the Small Theatre or Odeon in Pompeii.

 

VIII.7.21 Pompeii. September 2005. Plaque on wall between theatres.

M(ARCVS) ARTORIVS M(ARCI) L(IBERTVS) PRIMVS
ARCHITECTVS

M(arcus) Artorius M(arci) l(ibertus) Primus / architectus

Marcus Artorius Primus, freedman of Marcus, architect.
See Cooley, A. and M.G.L., 2004. Pompeii : A Sourcebook. London : Routledge. (p.67, D52). CIL X 841=ILS 5638a.

VIII.7.21 Pompeii. September 2005. Plaque on wall between theatres.

 

M(ARCVS) ARTORIVS M(ARCI) L(IBERTVS) PRIMVS

ARCHITECTVS

 

M(arcus) Artorius M(arci) l(ibertus) Primus / architectus

 

Marcus Artorius Primus, freedman of Marcus, architect.

See Cooley, A. and M.G.L., 2004. Pompeii: A Sourcebook. London: Routledge. (p.67, D52). CIL X 841=ILS 5638a.

 

VIII.7.21 Pompeii. May 2004. Large Theatre, view from the top, looking south-west.

VIII.7.21 Pompeii. May 2004. Large Theatre, view from the top, looking south-west.

 

VIII.7.20 Pompeii. Late 19th century photo by Mauri, no. 022. Large Theatre. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VIII.7.20 Pompeii. Late 19th century photo by Mauri, no. 022. Large Theatre. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VIII.7.21. Large Theatre, Pompeii. June 1962. Looking north. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VIII.7.21. Large Theatre, Pompeii. June 1962. Looking north. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VIII.7.21 Pompeii. July 2012. Looking south in Large Theatre. Photo courtesy of John Vanko. His father took the identical photo in February 1952, see below.

VIII.7.21 Pompeii. July 2012. Looking south in Large Theatre.

Photo courtesy of John Vanko.

His father took the identical photo in February 1952, see below.

 

VIII.7.21 Pompeii. February 1952. Looking south in Large Theatre. Photo courtesy of John Vanko. His father took this photo in 1952, identical to the one above.

VIII.7.21 Pompeii. February 1952. Looking south in Large Theatre.

Photo courtesy of John Vanko.

His father took this photo in 1952, identical to the one above.

 

VIII.7.21 Pompeii. May 2004. View of stage from the top of the theatre.

VIII.7.21 Pompeii. May 2004. View of stage from the top of the theatre.

 

VIII.7.21 May 2002. Looking south to stage from the top of the theatre. Photo courtesy of David Hingston.

VIII.7.21 May 2002. Looking south to stage from the top of the theatre.

Photo courtesy of David Hingston.

 

VIII.7.21 Pompeii. 1959. View of stage from the top of the theatre. 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.7.21 Pompeii. 1959. View of stage from the top of the theatre.

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.7.21 Pompeii. 1940. Looking south from top of Large Theatre. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VIII.7.21 Pompeii. 1940. Looking south from top of Large Theatre.

Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VIII.7.21 Pompeii. 1933. Looking south-east to stage, and Gladiator’s Barracks, from top of Large Theatre. Photo courtesy of Peter Woods.

VIII.7.21 Pompeii. 1933. Looking south-east to stage, and Gladiator’s Barracks, from top of Large Theatre.

Photo courtesy of Peter Woods.

 

VII.7.21. Undated postcard, 19th century? Looking south towards stage area. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VII.7.21 Pompeii. Undated postcard, 19th century? Looking south towards stage area.

Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VIII.7.21 Pompeii. 1838. Drawing by Mazois. View of stage from the top of the theatre.
See Mazois, F., 1838. Les Ruines de Pompei: Quatrième Partie. Paris: Didot Frères. Planche XXX.

VIII.7.21 Pompeii. 1838. Drawing by Mazois. View of stage from the top of the theatre.

See Mazois, F., 1838. Les Ruines de Pompei: Quatrième Partie. Paris: Didot Frères. Planche XXX.

 

VIII.7.21 Pompeii. May 2004. Entrance to the Large Theatre from the Triangular Forum.

VIII.7.21 Pompeii. May 2004. Entrance to the Large Theatre from the Triangular Forum.

 

VIII.7.21 Pompeii. September 2005. Entrance to the Large Theatre from the Triangular Forum.

VIII.7.21 Pompeii. September 2005. Entrance to the Large Theatre from the Triangular Forum.

 

VIII.7.21 Pompeii. September 2005. Entrance from Triangular Forum.

VIII.7.21 Pompeii. September 2005. Entrance from Triangular Forum.

 

VIII.7.21 Pompeii. December 2005. Entrance from Triangular Forum.

VIII.7.21 Pompeii. December 2005. Entrance from Triangular Forum.

 

 

Part 2

 

Part 3      Plan of Large Theatre (Opens in new window)