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III.7.1 Pompeii. House of Popidius Metellicus.

Insula excavated 1756 (then re-interred), and 1933-36.

 

III.7.1 Pompeii, approximately in the centre, on right hand side. August 2021. 
Looking west along newly constructed wall along III.7 on north side of Via dell’Abbondanza. II.4.7 is on the left. Photo courtesy of Robert Hanson.

III.7.1 Pompeii, approximately in the centre, on right hand side. August 2021.

Looking west along newly constructed wall along III.7 on north side of Via dell’Abbondanza. II.4.7 is on the left. Photo courtesy of Robert Hanson.

 

III.6 Pompeii, on left. December 2005.     Looking north into unexcavated roadway.                                  III.7.1, on right.

III.6 Pompeii, on left. December 2005.     Looking north into unexcavated roadway.                                  III.7.1, on right.

 

III.6 Pompeii, on left. September 2005.      Looking north into unexcavated roadway.                                III.7.1, on right.

III.6 Pompeii, on left. September 2005.      Looking north into unexcavated roadway.                                III.7.1, on right.

 

III.7.1, Pompeii. December 2018. 
On the immediate left is the unexcavated roadway with the doorway of III.7.1 next, on the right. Looking east along insula.
Photo courtesy of Aude Durand.

III.7.1, Pompeii. December 2018.

On the immediate left is the unexcavated roadway with the doorway of III.7.1 next, on the right. Looking east along insula.

Photo courtesy of Aude Durand.

 

III.7.1 Pompeii. December 2005. South-west corner of insula, and west side of III.7.1.  According to CTP, on 19th September 1943, at least three bombs fell near the south-west corner of the insula.
Perhaps as a result of the bombing, there is now a large opening on this corner.  Apparently, this did not exist previously.  See Van der Poel, H. B., 1986. Corpus Topographicum Pompeianum, Part IIIA. Austin: University of Texas. (p.64)

III.7.1 Pompeii. December 2005. South-west corner of insula, and west side of III.7.1.

According to CTP, on 19th September 1943, at least three bombs fell near the south-west corner of the insula.

Perhaps as a result of the bombing, there is now a large opening on this corner. Apparently, this did not exist previously.

See Van der Poel, H. B., 1986. Corpus Topographicum Pompeianum, Part IIIA. Austin: University of Texas. (p.64).

 

III.7.1 Pompeii. According to this photo, the large opening in the south-west corner of the insula (III.7) did exist prior to the bombing.
The House of Popidius Metellicus is shown as III.7.1 and III.7.2 in our photos. III.7.1 may have been a shop with a large opening.
According to PPM, the photo was taken across the atrium (II.4.3) of the Praedia of Giulia Felice, taken from the south-east during the work of reconstruction of the façade (of II.4.3) which had been completely destroyed. On the other side of the Via dell’Abbondanza, the façade of a dwelling in Reg. III.7 can be seen, which has not been excavated. This would be III.7.1.
See Carratelli, G. P., 1990-2003. Pompei: Pitture e Mosaici: Vol. III. Roma: Istituto della enciclopedia italiana, p.246, no.104.

III.7.1 Pompeii. According to this photo, the large opening in the south-west corner of the insula (III.7) did exist prior to the bombing.

The House of Popidius Metellicus is shown as III.7.1 and III.7.2 in our photos. III.7.1 may have been a shop with a large opening.

According to PPM, the photo was taken across the atrium (II.4.3) of the Praedia of Giulia Felice, taken from the south-east during the work of reconstruction of the façade (of II.4.3) which had been completely destroyed.

On the other side of the Via dell’Abbondanza, the façade of a dwelling in Reg. III.7 can be seen, which has not been excavated. This would be III.7.1.

See Carratelli, G. P., 1990-2003. Pompei: Pitture e Mosaici: Vol. III. Roma: Istituto della enciclopedia italiana, p.246, no.104.

 

III.7.1 Pompeii. September 2005. South-west corner of insula, and west side of III.7.1.

III.7.1 Pompeii. September 2005. South-west corner of insula, and west side of III.7.1.

 

 
III.7.1 Pompeii. April 2019. Wall on west side of entrance doorway, Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

III.7.1 Pompeii. April 2019. Wall on west side of entrance doorway, Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

III.7.1 Pompeii. October 2017. Looking towards wall on west side of entrance doorway, on right.
Foto Taylor Lauritsen, ERC Grant 681269 DÉCOR.

III.7.1 Pompeii. October 2017. Looking towards wall on west side of entrance doorway, on right.

Foto Taylor Lauritsen, ERC Grant 681269 DÉCOR.

 

III.7.1 Pompeii. October 2017. Detail of remaining wall on west side of entrance doorway, on right.
Foto Taylor Lauritsen, ERC Grant 681269 DÉCOR.

III.7.1 Pompeii. October 2017. Detail of remaining wall on west side of entrance doorway, on right.

Foto Taylor Lauritsen, ERC Grant 681269 DÉCOR.

 

III.7.1 Pompeii. October 2017. Looking east along front façade towards entrance doorway, on right.
Foto Taylor Lauritsen, ERC Grant 681269 DÉCOR.

III.7.1 Pompeii. October 2017. Looking east along front façade towards entrance doorway, on right.

Foto Taylor Lauritsen, ERC Grant 681269 DÉCOR.

 

III.7.1 Pompeii. December 2005.  Wall on west side of entrance doorway, the east side of the doorway no longer exists.  On both sides of the entrance doorway would have been stone benches. According to CTP, the wall to the east of the entrance has now collapsed. See Van der Poel, H. B., 1986. Corpus Topographicum Pompeianum, Part IIIA. Austin: University of Texas. (p.64)
According to Garcia y Garcia, the aerial bombardment led to the partial destruction of the southern perimeter wall, as well as the painted III style prothyron, and the part on the right (east) of the entrance doorway.  See Garcia y Garcia, L., 2006. Danni di guerra a Pompei. Rome: L’Erma di Bretschneider. (p.60)
According to Della Corte many graffiti were found both to the left and right of the entrance doorway.  Found on the front wall were –
L.  Popidium  Secundum
aed(ilem)  Propin(qui)  facientes  rogant        [CIL IV 7787]
According to Epigraphik-Datenbank Clauss/Slaby (See www.manfredclauss.de) [CIL IV 7787 reads as -
L(ucium)  Popidium 
Secundum  aed(ilem)  propin(qui)  facientes 
rogant       [CIL IV 7787]
(Popidius)  Metellicus  cupit      [CIL IV 7795]
According to Epigraphik-Datenbank Clauss/Slaby (See www.manfredclauss.de) [CIL IV 7795] reads as -
[3]ium 
IIvir(um)  i(ure)  d(icundo)  Metallicus  cupit       [CIL IV 7795]
At least three other electoral programmes were found for L. Popidius Secundus, on this same façade –
Popidium a(e)d(ilem)     [CIL IV 7788]
L(ucium)  P(opidium)  S(ecundum)  a(edilem)  o(ro)  v(os)  f(aciatis)       [CIL IV 7796]
Sec]undum 
[3] so[dales(?)       [CIL IV 7799]
And another from one of his servants, written on the lower part of the wall -   Secundi Popidi Sosigenes    [CIL IV 8943]
According to Epigraphik-Datenbank Clauss/Slaby (See www.manfredclauss.de) [CIL IV 8943] reads as -
Sosigene(s) Popi[di] Secundi      [CIL IV 8943]
Found to the left of the entrance doorway was another recommendation from Suedius Clemens supporting M. Epidio Sabino, as candidate for a duumvirship – 
[M(arcum)  Epidium  Sabinum] 
IIvir(um)  [d(ignum)]  r(ei)  p(ublicae)  o(ro)  v(os)  f(aciatis)  S[uedio ] 
Clementi 
[fe]liciter       [CIL IV 7780]

III.7.1 Pompeii. December 2005. Wall on west side of entrance doorway, the east side of the doorway no longer exists.

On both sides of the entrance doorway would have been stone benches.

According to CTP, the wall to the east of the entrance has now collapsed.

See Van der Poel, H. B., 1986. Corpus Topographicum Pompeianum, Part IIIA. Austin: University of Texas. (p.64)

 

According to Garcia y Garcia, the aerial bombardment led to the partial destruction of the southern perimeter wall, as well as the painted III style prothyron, and the part on the right (east) of the entrance doorway.

See Garcia y Garcia, L., 2006. Danni di guerra a Pompei. Rome: L’Erma di Bretschneider. (p.60)

 

According to Della Corte many graffiti were found both to the left and right of the entrance doorway.

 

Found on the front wall were –

L.  Popidium  Secundum

aed(ilem)  Propin(qui)  facientes  rogant        [CIL IV 7787]

According to Epigraphik-Datenbank Clauss/Slaby (See www.manfredclauss.de) [CIL IV 7787 reads as -

L(ucium)  Popidium

Secundum  aed(ilem)  propin(qui)  facientes

rogant       [CIL IV 7787]

 

(Popidius)  Metellicus  cupit      [CIL IV 7795]

According to Epigraphik-Datenbank Clauss/Slaby (See www.manfredclauss.de) [CIL IV 7795] reads as -

[3]ium

IIvir(um)  i(ure)  d(icundo)  Metallicus  cupit       [CIL IV 7795]

 

At least three other electoral programmes were found for L. Popidius Secundus, on this same façade –

 

Popidium a(e)d(ilem)     [CIL IV 7788]

L(ucium)  P(opidium)  S(ecundum)  a(edilem)  o(ro)  v(os)  f(aciatis)       [CIL IV 7796]

Sec]undum

[3] so[dales(?)       [CIL IV 7799]

 

And another from one of his servants, written on the lower part of the wall -

Secundi Popidi Sosigenes    [CIL IV 8943]

According to Epigraphik-Datenbank Clauss/Slaby (See www.manfredclauss.de) [CIL IV 8943] reads as -

Sosigene(s) Popi[di] Secundi      [CIL IV 8943]

 

Found to the left of the entrance doorway was another recommendation from Suedius Clemens supporting M. Epidio Sabino, as candidate for a duumvirship

[M(arcum)  Epidium  Sabinum]

IIvir(um)  [d(ignum)]  r(ei)  p(ublicae)  o(ro)  v(os)  f(aciatis)  S[uedio ]

Clementi

[fe]liciter       [CIL IV 7780]

See Della Corte, M., 1965. Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino. (p.388-9)

 

III.7.1 Pompeii. September 2005. Front west wall with remains of entrance doorway, site of doorway, and collapsed east front wall.

III.7.1 Pompeii. September 2005. Front west wall with remains of entrance doorway, site of doorway, and collapsed east front wall.

 

III.7.1 Pompeii. December 2005. Wall on west side of entrance doorway.

III.7.1 Pompeii. December 2005. Wall on west side of entrance doorway. 

 

III.7.1 Pompeii. December 2005. Site of entrance doorway and collapsed and removed east front wall.

III.7.1 Pompeii. December 2005. Site of entrance doorway and collapsed and removed east front wall.

 

 

 

 

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