V.4.a Pompeii. House of Marcus Lucretius Fronto or Casa di Marco Lucrezio Frontone



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Pompeii V.4.a House Area


Pompeii V.4.a Garden Area




Ground level

1:   Entrance at V.4.a.

2:   Atrium

3:   Storage area

4:   Triclinium

5:   Cubiculum

6:   Cubiculum

7:   Tablinum

8:   Corridor leading to the service area

9:   Cubiculum

10: Garden

11: Light well and rainwater collection area

12: Small triclinium or biclinium 

13: Summer triclinium

14: Room where eight skeletons were found

15: Service area

16: Entrance at V.4.11.

17: Service area or stable

18: Kitchen

19: Anteroom to the kitchen

20: Storage area, possibly previously a cubiculum

21: South part a cupboard; north part a latrine

22: Wooden stairs with two initial masonry steps


Upper floor

Stairways in room 22 and the western end of garden 10 indicate that these areas had upper-storey rooms.

Bastet and Heres have recorded rooms above the front of the house.

Mau recorded a large room above rooms 06 and 07 with remains of a pavement and simply decorated in the Third Style on a black ground.

Mau also noted further rooms above the kitchen area.

See Bastet, F.L., 1975. Forschungen im Haus des M. Lucretius Fronto. In Neue Forschungen in Pompeji, Recklinghausen: Aurel Bongers, p. 193-197.

See Mau, A., 1901. Ausgrabungen vom Pompeji. Mitteilungen des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts, Römische Abteilung 16, p. 283-365.

See Peters, W.J., Moormann E.M., Heres T.L. , 1993. La Casa di Marcus Lucretius Fronto a Pompei e le sue pitture. Amsterdam: Thesis Publishers, p. 83, Fig. 191.


House area

The house area has pictures of

      The atrium, the impluvium, the compluvium

      A marble table

      The tablinum and a cubiculum

      The summer triclinium and winter triclinium


The house area has pictures of wall paintings of

      Bacchus and Ariadne

      Mars and Venus


      Pero suckling her father Micone

      A young girl

      A boy shown with the attributes of Mercury

        - a winged helmet and a caduceus

      Theseus and Ariadne in front of the Labyrinth

      Orestes killing Neoptolemus

      The toilet of Venus or Toilette d' Aphrodite

      Pyramus and Thisbe

      Dionysus with Silenus playing the lyre.


Garden area

The garden area has pictures of

     The kitchen, the stairs to the upper floor

     The portico, an exedra

     The hunting fresco with life size animals


Please be aware that the room numbers shown may differ from any other plans or records both published and unpublished. 



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