Alcuni edifici, nel corso del tempo, sono stati denominati in diversi modi e quindi potrebbere comparire nell’elenco più volte.
I link di questa pagina rimandano a degli edifici che si trovano in varie regiones di Pompei.
I pulsanti del menù “Back” (Indietro) e “Next” (Successivo) inviano all’edificio accanto, che potrebbe essere quello non desiderato.
Per ritornare a questa pagina sarà sufficiente cliccare sul pulsante “Indietro” del browser o sul pulsante “Public Buildings” (Edifici Pubblici).
La destinazione pubblica di tutti gli edifici elencati è incerta.
Archivi (Sala degli) VIII.2.8
Caserma dei Gladiatori o Quadriportico del Teatro VIII.7.16
Castellum Aquae a Porta Vesuvio
Edifici della Pubblica Amministrazione - Sala degli Edili VIII.2.6
Edifici della Pubblica Amministrazione - Passaggio e le scale al piano superiore VIII.2.7
Edifici della Pubblica Amministrazione - Sala del Tabularium od archivio VIII.2.8
Edifici della Pubblica Amministrazione - Passaggio e le scale al piano superiore VIII.2.9
Edifici della Pubblica Amministrazione - Sala dei Magistrati VIII.2.10
Sala delle Elezioni VIII.3.1
Foro Civile VII.8
Foro Civile Tempio di Giove VII.8.1
Foro Olitorio VII.7.29
Foro Triangolare VIII.7.30
Foro Triangolare - Altare e Tomba VIII.7.34
Foro Triangolare - Schola con orologio solare VIII.7.33
Foro Triangolare - Teatro Grande - Ingressi VIII.7.21
Foro Triangolare - Tempio Dorico VIII.7.31
Foro Triangolare - Thólos con pozzo profondo VIII.7.32
Forum Holitorium VII.7.29
Forum Venale VII.7.29
Caserma dei Gladiatori VIII.7.16
Granai del Foro VII.7.29
Granai pubblici VII.7.29
Holitorium (Forum) VII.7.29
Magistrati (Sala dei) VIII.2.10
Mensa Ponderaria VII.7.31
Mercato (granaio) VII.7.29
Officina libraria of Acilius Cedrus (Associazione di scribi pubblici) I.2.24
Olitorium (mercato granaio) VII.7.29
Palestra Sannitica VIII.7.29
Quadriportico dei Teatri VIII.7.16
Sala degli Archivi VIII.2.8
Sala delle Elezioni VIII.3.1
Sala dei Magistrati VIII.2.10
Sala del Tabularium VIII.2.8
Scribi pubblici (Officina libraria of Acilius Cedrus) I.2.24
Scuola di L. Cornelius Amandus e L. Cornelius Proculus VII.12.14
Scuola philosophica epicurea IX.8.2
Scuola di Verna VIII.3.1
Scuola nel Forum VII.7.29
Quadriportico del Teatro VIII.7.16
Teatro Grande - Ingresso / passaggio graffito VIII.7.20
Teatro Grande - Ingressi ai livelli superiori - tra cui ingressi non numerati dal Foro Triangolare VIII.7.21
Pianta interattiva degli altari e sacrari e loro elenco Altari
Pianta delle fontane ed elenco Fontane
Latrina pubblica sotto le scale VII.2.47
Latrina pubblica nel Foro VII.7.28
Latrina pubblica? VII.1.23
Latrina pubblica nel lato sud della Palestra II.7.11
Pianta delle porte ed elenco Porte
Mappa interattiva delle strade di Pompei ed elenco dei nomi delle strade. Strade
Lares Compitales VIII.4.24
Santuario dei Lari Pubblici VII.9.3
Tempio di Apollo VII.7.32
Tempio della Triade Capitolina VIII.7.25
Tempio Dorico VIII.7.31
Tempio di Ercole e Minerva VIII.7.31
Tempio di Esculapio e Igea VIII.7.25
Tempio del Foro Triangolare VIII.7.31
Tempio della Fortuna Augusta VII.4.1
Tempio del Genio di Augusto VII.9.2
Tempio di Giove VII.8.1
Tempio di Giove Meilichio VIII.7.25
Tempio Greco VIII.7.31
Tempio di Iside VIII.7.28
Tempio di Iuppiter VII.8.1
Tempio di Iuppiter, Iuno e Minerva VIII.7.25
Tempio dei Lari Cittadini VII.9.3
Tempio di Minerva e Ercole VIII.7.31
Tempio di Nettuno VIII.7.31
Tempio di Venere VIII.1.3
Tempio di Vespasiano VII.9.2
Località Case Bottaro, Tempio di Nettuno.
Santuario di Poseidone. Case Bottaro
Santuario di Zeus Meilichios, Demeter o Ceres, Hecate-Artemis. Fondo Iozzino
Il tempio dionisiaco in località Sant’Abbondio di Pompei.Santuario di Dionysus-Liber. Sant'Abbondio
Terme Repubblicane VIII.5.36
Terme Stabiane VII.1.8
Terme Suburbane VII.16.a
Complesso di bagni di Giulia Felice II.4.6 (Pubblico o non pubblico?)
Pianta interattiva delle tombe di Pompei e loro elenco Tombe
Pianta interattiva delle torri e loro elenco Torri
Some buildings have had several names attributed to them and thus will appear in the list several times.
The links on this page group together buildings which are found in separate parts of Pompeii.
The “back” and “next” menu buttons will work in the normal way and will go to the building next door, which may not be what you want.
You should use the back button on your browser or the “Public buildings” button to get back to this page.
Whether all these building were in public use is uncertain.
Administrative Buildings - Office of the Aediles VIII.2.6
Administrative Buildings - Passageway and stairs to upper floor VIII.2.7
Administrative Buildings - Sala del Tabularium or archive VIII.2.8
Administrative Buildings - Passageway and stairs to upper floor VIII.2.9
Administrative Buildings - Magistrates building VIII.2.10
Castellum Aquae or Water Tower at Vesuvian Gate
Elections Hall VIII.3.1
Forum grain market and store (and modern storage for finds) VII.7.29
Forum Holitorium VII.7.29
Forum Olitorium VII.7.29
Forum Venale VII.7.29
Gladiators Barracks VIII.7.16
Granary warehouse and market in Forum VII.7.29
Hall of the Archives VIII.2.8
Hall of the Elections VIII.3.1
Hall of the Magistrates VIII.2.10
Hall of the Registry VIII.2.8
Large Theatre Entrance / Graffito passage VIII.7.20
Large Theatre Entrances to upper levels and unnumbered entrances from the Triangular Forum VIII.7.21
Magistrates building VIII.2.10
Officina libraria of Acilius Cedrus (Association of public scribes) I.2.24
Public Granary VII.7.29
Public scribes (Officina libraria of Acilius Cedrus) I.2.24
Quadriporticus of the Gladiators VIII.7.16
Registry (Hall of the) VIII.2.8
Sala dei Magistrati VIII.2.10
Sala delle Elezioni VIII.3.1
Sala del Tabularium or archive VIII.2.8
Samnite Palaestra VIII.7.29
School in the Forum VII.7.29
School of L. Cornelius Amandus and L. Cornelius Proculus VII.12.14
School of Epicurian Philosophy IX.8.2
School of Verna VIII.3.1
Triangular Forum VIII.7.30
Triangular Forum Altars and Tomb VIII.7.34
Triangular Forum Doric Temple VIII.7.31
Triangular Forum Large Theatre Entrances VIII.7.21
Triangular Forum Schola with sundial VIII.7.33
Triangular Forum Tholos with deep well VIII.7.32
Venale (Forum) VII.7.29
Water Tower or Castellum Aquae at Vesuvian Gate
Weights and measures bench. VII.7.31
Altars plan (interactive) and list Altars
Arches list (interactive) Arches
Republican Baths VIII.5.36
Stabian Baths VII.1.8
Suburban Baths VII.6.a
Baths in the Property of Julia Felix II.4.6 (Public or not public?)
Fountains Plan (interactive) and list Fountains
Gates plan (interactive) and list Gates
Street plan of Pompeii (interactive) with street names list Streets
Doric Temple VIII.7.31
Greek Temple VIII.7.31
Lares Compitales VIII.4.24
Sanctuary of the Public Lares VII.9.3
Temple of Aesculapius and Hygieia VIII.7.25
Temple of Apollo VII.7.32
Temple of Augustus VII.9.2
Temple of the Capitoline Triad VIII.7.25
Temple of the city gods VII.9.3
Temple of Fortuna Augusta VII.4.1
Temple of the Genius of Augustus VII.9.2
Temple of Hercules and Minerva VIII.7.31
Temple of Isis VIII.7.28
Temple of Iuppiter, Iuno and Minerva VIII.7.25
Temple of Jupiter VII.8.1
Temple of Mercury VII.9.2
Temple of Minerva and Hercules VIII.7.31
Temple of Neptune VIII.7.31
Temple in the Triangular Forum VIII.7.31
Temple of Venus VIII.1.3
Temple of Vespasian VII.9.2
Temple of Zeus Meilichios VIII.7.25
Località Case Bottaro, Temple of Neptune.
Sanctuary of Poseidon. Case Bottaro
Suburban sanctuary of Fondo Iozzino .
Sanctuary of Zeus Meilichios, Demeter or Ceres, Hecate-Artemis. Fondo Iozzino
Temple of Dionysus at Sant’Abbondio.Sanctuary of Dionysus-Liber. Sant'Abbondio
Public latrine in Forum VII.7.28
Public latrine under stairs VII.2.47
Public Latrine? VII.1.23
Latrine on the south side of the Palestra II.7.11
Tombs plan (interactive) and list Tombs
Towers plan (interactive) and list Towers
Dobbins, John, and Foss, Pedar. 2007. The World of Pompeii. London: Routledge
This is one of the best overall introductions.
It has chapters by a wide range of specialists, and it includes an excellent Glossary, pp. 637–48, and detailed notes and (usually) further bibliographies at the end of each chapter.
Useful chapters include Part II, “The Community”, Chapters 9–16, pp. 119–266, and Chapter 37, pp. 585–606, which cover most of the public buildings.
There is a supporting website, at http://quemdixerechaos.com/pompeii/. It includes many links to other websites. The site is being updated and Pedar Foss is revising the website general Bibliography.
Lawrence, Ray. 2 ed., 2007. Roman Pompeii. Space and Society. London: Routledge
This is another very useful starter with some provoking use of statistics. Chapter 2, “Reshaping Public Space”, pp. 20–38, is likely to be useful for public buildings.
Zanker, Paul. 1998. Pompeii. Public and Private Life. Cambridge MA: Harvard UP,
See especially the first “Public” part, and it includes extensive Notes at the back.
Ling, Roger. 2005. Pompeii. History, Life & Afterlife. Stroud, Glos.: Tempus
See especially Chapter 6, “Life in the City”, pp. 97–153.
Poehler, Eric; Flohr, Miko; Cole, Kevin, eds. 2011. Pompeii. Art, Industry and Infrastructure. Oxford: Oxbow Books.
See the “Infrastructure” section, pp. 115–63, for material on roads, water supply and drainage, and general infrastructure.
Beard, Mary. 2008. Pompeii. The Life of a Roman Town. London: Profile Books,
See Chapter 6 on city government, pp. 188–215.
Berry, Joanne. 2007. The Complete Pompeii, London: Thames & Hudson.
See Chapter V, “Life in the Public Eye”, pp. 120–53, and Chapter VII, “Gods, Temples and Cults”, pp. 186–209, and the useful bibliography. Its illustrations are good.
Laurence, Ray, and Newsome, David J. 2011. Rome, Ostia, Pompeii. Movement and Space. Oxford UP.
This has a lot of material on roads in Pompeii and some on the Forum and a very extensive Bibliography.
Jacobelli, Luciana. 2003. Gladiators at Pompeii. Roma: «L’Erma» di Bretschneider.
This clearly is relevant to the Amphitheatre and the Quadriporticus of the Theatre and has a particularly well organised Bibliography.
Cooley, Alison and M. G. L. 2004. Pompeii. A Sourcebook. London: Routledge
This is the best source of all the original Oscan, Latin, and Greek literary and epigraphic texts that you will need, translated into English and highly organized.
Hobson, Barry. 2009a. Latrinae et Foricae. Toilets in the Roman World. London: Duckworth.
Hobson, Barry. 2009b. Pompeii, Latrines and Down Pipes. Oxford: John and Erica Hedges.
These are the two books to read on sanitation in Pompeii.
Every toilet in Pompeii is described and illustrated, whether public or private!
Better copies of all his photographs are now filed here under their individual addresses in pompeiiinpictures.
Full references to other recent work are included.
Sear, Frank. 2006. Roman Theatres. An Architectural Study. Oxford UP.
This is a survey of all Roman theatres, discussing various aspects of them and of similar buildings, including amphitheatres, pp. 1–115.
In the Catalogue it includes sections about the two theatres in Pompeii on pp. 130–2.
It is well supplied with plans and references.
Bomgardner, D. L. 2000. The Story of the Roman Amphitheatre. London: Routledge.
This is a wide study of amphitheatres, including that in Pompeii and the Quadriporticus of the Theatre, which seems to have been a training place for gladiators in the latest period; pp. 39–58. There is a wide range of related comparative material.
It is well supplied with drawings and black-and-white photographs (as was the standard then) and has an extensive section of Notes and a Bibliography.
Connolly, Peter. 1979. Pompeii. London: Macdonald Educational; from 1990 Oxford UP
This is an excellent basic introduction to many of the public monuments except religious ones.
Its hand-drawn colour illustrations and reconstructions are outstanding and are all based on sound surviving archaeological and literary evidence. There is no bibliography.
Nappo, Salvatore. 1998. Pompeii. A Guide to the Ancient City. New York: Barnes & Noble.
This is another basic introduction, more extensive than Connolly and including religious sites, but also lacking a bibliography.
The illustrations are quite good, but the glossary is unhelpful.
Capasso, Gaetano. 2003 and later. Journey to Pompeii. Napoli: Ottaviano, Capware.
This includes a DVD, and shows interesting and often plausible computer reconstructions of various parts of the city, which he has since developed into the MAV (Museo di Archeologia Virtuale).
This is close to the entrance to the excavations at Herculaneum and well worth a visit: http://www.museomav.it/index.php?lang=en
These sites predominantly have older out of copyright books, some that are now extremely rare but original sources.
The Internet Archive: archive.org
Arachne digital repository
Deutsches Archäologisches Institut: ARACHNE
University of Heidelberg Digital Library: HEIDI
Biblioteca di Archeologia e Storia dell'Arte
Italian Ministry of Culture digital library BiASA
Getty Digital Collections: The Getty
Google books: Use your normal local country copy of Google
Search for a book title/author/keywords.
Use “” around the title if you want to be more specific.
On the results page use the drop down menu (which is usually) More to select Books.
You will then see the books that match some or all of your search criteria.
You can often search inside a book and see a fair amount of preview which, if you are lucky, will give you what you want.
Some older books can be downloaded by clicking on the cogwheel symbol on the top right of a book page.
This is the official Pompeii site for the Soprintendenza speciale per i beni Archeologici di Napoli e Pompei, often referred to as SANP (and previously SAP).
This is the government body responsible for the maintenance of historic monuments in Italy.
The site is in Italian and English and concentrates on the more spectacular tourist parts, but in doing so mentions some of the public buildings.
It includes a few photos and movies and very basic notes, but well below the level that you may require.
La Fortuna Visiva di Pompei is an archive for images and text from 1748 to the early 20th century.
It is supported by the SANP and other institutions such as the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut (DAI) contribute material.
It is in Italian and English.
This is the official Soprintendenza site for the National Archaeological Museum in Naples.
There is a search facility, which is only accessible from the Home page.
Using the Italian pages produces better results, though some pages are available in English by clicking on the GB flag at the top right of each page.
It concentrates on art, sculpture, and small finds, some of which may have been found in public buildings and may not very helpful for your purposes.
It has themed collections which can be browsed.
The Museum itself is very good and well worth a visit as the best material from Pompeii and neighbouring sites is collected here.
However, some of the best illustrations of material from here can be found in Wikimedia Commons
These all art and artistic small finds. Many have already been put back into their original find locations on pompeiiinpictures.
There are photographs here of the two large cork models of Pompeii, which show it as it was, with its decorations, in the 19th century.
This a new category on Wikimedia and is still being built up.
It contains items that are under the control of the Soprintendenza rather than Naples Museum.
Metropolitan Museum, New York Search the Met Mus Collections
The Louvre, Paris, France Search The Louvre
Réunion des musées nationaux et du Grand Palais des Champs-Elysées (French national museum photo repository) Search Photo RMN
British Museum, London Search BM collections
Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles Search the Getty collections
Museum collections are increasingly using a Creative Commons approach allowing non-commercial use of their material.
This is unfortunately not always the case, particularly if a third party owns the copyright, and each country has different laws.
You should always check the copyright and the museum conditions of use.
The latest news tends to appear on Blogging Pompeii first, but it is sometimes in Italian. You may need to use Google Translate.
It is one of the most useful and interesting sites on Pompeii and its neighbourhood, and it is updated fairly frequently.
It includes courses, notices and reviews of new publications, whether books, articles or on-line material.
It goes back as far as December 2008, and so it is useful for finding the most recent material, supplementing that in recently published books. Its Search facility may turn up useful material for you, and you can register and send requests for information.
There is simply no parallel to Pompeii in Pictures’ virtually complete photographic cover of Pompeii.
There is a search facility, which works on the page text and photo captions, and so the results depend on what has been put there.
The quality and resolution of the photographs as published is only medium, but we do have the originals of much higher quality.
Contact us if you have a particular need or query.
All the relevant buildings are covered under their region and insula. In addition this page groups together all the “public” buildings.
There are on-line copies of Michael’s paper on Roman Personal Names and a Glossary that he prepared for his students.
This is Stephen Ellis’s site. He runs a long-term dig beside the theatres and by the Porta di Stabia.
There is a wide range of well indexed material here and an excellent set of links.
This is an online resource for Pompeian material.
This is a database of archaeological excavations since the year 2000 and contains many papers of interest.
http://www.wikipedia.org/ You can choose your language.
There is a lot of good stuff in the various parts of Wikipedia: there are often good summaries, a few illustrations, and the source references.
Clearly the quality of the content needs careful checking: do ask your supervisor if you are uncertain. It all depends on who wrote the material.
There are some good photos on it too, but cover can be patchy.
Its sister site, Wikimedia Commons, often has many more illustrations of high technical quality taken both by amateur and by professional photographers.
They are very unlikely to be archaeologists, and the captions may be unhelpful, missing, or wrong.
These two are public domain sites, but your source must always be stated.
Wiktionary can be helpful tracking down the meaning of obscure words or words that online translation software cannot fathom.
Arachne is the database of the German Archaeological Institute (DAI) and the Archaeological Institute of the University of Cologne.
It is administrated by Prof. Dr. Reinhard Förtsch of the Universität zu Köln.
It provides archaeologists and classicists with a free internet research tool for quickly searching hundreds of thousands of records on objects and their attributes.
There is an ongoing process of digitizing traditional documentation (which are both threatened by decay and largely unexplored).
It contains many books, old paintings, drawings and photos collected by the DAI and not available elsehwere.
You can access the material without a login, but it will be in lower resolution.
If you register with Arachne (free) you can get higher resolution and also download material.
The models have been realistically rendered using photos from a number of sources including pompeiiinpictures.
Insula I.1 Insula I.1 in 3D
Insula I.2 Insula I.2 in 3D
VII.9.7–8 Macellum Macellum in 3D
Arch of Caligula Arch of Caligula in 3D
VII.9.1 Building of Eumachia Building of Eumachia in 3D
VII.9.3 Imperial Cult Building, or Temple of the Lares Publici Imperial Cult Building, or Temple of the Lares Publici in 3D
VIII.7.19 Odeum, or Small Theatre Odeum, Odeon or Small Theatre in 3D
VIII.7.30–34 Triangular Forum Triangular Forum in 3D
VIII.7.20 Large Theatre Large Theatre in 3D
VIII.7 south VIII.7 south in 3D
II.7 Large Palaestra Large Palaestra in 3D
VII.9.2 Temple of Vespasian Temple of Vespasian in 3D
VII.8 Forum Forum in 3D
VII.8.1 Temple of Jupiter Temple of Jupiter in 3D
VIII.1.1–2 Basilica Basilica in 3D
II.6 Amphitheatre Amphitheatre in 3D
VII.7.32 Temple of Apollo Temple of Apollo in 3D
These can also be downloaded and viewed on the Pompeii coverage on Google Earth.
This is the entry to the Pompeii Forum Project site, run by John Dobbins.
There is useful material on several topics, including the Forum itself and various surrounding public buildings, and there is much interesting and relevant material here.
In Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000–. (October 2006).
A useful starter to theatres and amphitheatres.
The site has quite a lot of pictures of Pompeii taken 25 years ago on 35mm film and scanned in, and so the colours and the definition are variable.
It includes a vast Bibliography section, which is beyond your likely needs and is not kept up to date anyway.
Their work does not include any public sites, but it is well worth a look at what they are doing.
http://archive.cyark.org/pompeii-info and for example
Note that their “Arc” really means “Arch” and “Project Hierarchy” is their term for “Sites illustrated”.
There are links to drawings, photographs, and videos, initially of low definition, but you can access higher definition material by a log-in.
Their work on Pompeii seems to have stopped in 2006.
There are many other Pompeii sites which you can find by searching the Internet.
Whilst pompeiiinpictures is the most comprehensive coverage of Pompeii you may find specialist sites on an individual building or theme.
Be prepared to search using the same words in several different languages.
Many countries have ruled or researched Pompeii and material is often in their native language and sometimes in an antique or obsolete form of that language.
Pompeii for example may be Pompei, Pompeji, Pompéi, Pompeii, Pompeya, Помпеи.
Theatre may be teatro, Theater, théâtre, theatre (UK) or theater (US), teatro, театр.
[Italian, German, French, English, Spanish, Russian]
Other stratagems are to try alternative names for sites and features and to be prepared to think sideways. American sites, for example, will have spellings and terminology different from the “real” English that you will be expected to use in your UK work.