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I.10.2 Pompeii. Caupona di Coponia or Thermopolium of Prima or Caupona of Iris.

Linked to I.10.3. Excavated 1927 and 1934.

 

I.10.2 Pompeii. July 2012. Looking south-west along north side of insula, with doorways to I.10.2 and I.10.3 in the centre. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

I.10.2 Pompeii. July 2012. Looking south-west along north side of insula, with doorways to I.10.2 and I.10.3 in the centre.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

I.10.2 and I.10.3 Pompeii. Plan from Notizie degli Scavi, 1934, p. 266.

I.10.2 and I.10.3 Pompeii. Plan from Notizie degli Scavi, 1934, p. 266.

For details of “finds” from this house, including I.10.3,

See Allison, P.M. (2006). The Insula of the Menander at Pompeii: Vol. III The finds, Clarendon Press, Oxford, (p.48-55, & p.293-297).

See Online Companion with list of finds and photographs for I.10.2-3.

 

I.10.2 Pompeii. Looking towards entrance on south side of Vicolo del Menandro. Photo courtesy Adrian Hielscher.

I.10.2 Pompeii. Looking towards entrance on south side of Vicolo del Menandro. Photo courtesy Adrian Hielscher.

 

I.10.2 Pompeii, on left. December 2006. Entrance with 1.10.3, on right.

I.10.2 Pompeii, on left. December 2006. Entrance with 1.10.3, on right.

 

I.10.2 Pompeii. December 2006. Entrance, looking south.

I.10.2 Pompeii. December 2006. Entrance, looking south. 

 

I.10.2 Pompeii. December 2006. Remains of podium, originally with two dolia and a hearth.

I.10.2 Pompeii. December 2006. Remains of podium, originally with two dolia and a hearth.

 

I.10.2 Pompeii. April 2017. Looking towards north-east corner of bar-room. 
Photo courtesy Adrian Hielscher.

I.10.2 Pompeii. April 2017. Looking towards north-east corner of bar room.

Photo courtesy Adrian Hielscher.

 

I.10.2 Pompeii. April 2017. 
Detail from north-east corner of bar-room on east side of entrance doorway.
Photo courtesy Adrian Hielscher.

I.10.2 Pompeii. April 2017.

Detail from north-east corner of bar room on east side of entrance doorway.

Photo courtesy Adrian Hielscher.

 

I.10.2 Pompeii. April 2017. 
Looking south across remains of podium, originally with two dolia and a hearth. 
In the south-east corner is a doorway to a rear-room. Photo courtesy Adrian Hielscher.

I.10.2 Pompeii. April 2017.

Looking south across remains of podium, originally with two dolia and a hearth.

In the south-east corner is a doorway to a rear-room. Photo courtesy Adrian Hielscher.

 

I.10.2 Pompeii. December 2006. East wall of caupona, with doorway in south-east corner to a rear room, centre, (numbered 8 on plan). 
On the right of the photo is the area numbered 7 on the plan.

I.10.2 Pompeii. December 2006.

East wall of caupona, with doorway in south-east corner to a rear room, centre, (numbered 8 on plan).

On the right of the photo is the area numbered 7 on the plan.

 

I.10.2 Pompeii. April 2017. Looking south-east across rear room 8. Photo courtesy Adrian Hielscher.

I.10.2 Pompeii. April 2017. Looking south-east across rear room 8. Photo courtesy Adrian Hielscher.

 

I.10.2 Pompeii. April 2017. Detail from east wall of room 8. Photo courtesy Adrian Hielscher.

I.10.2 Pompeii. April 2017. Detail from east wall of room 8. Photo courtesy Adrian Hielscher.

 

I.10.2 Pompeii. December 2006. West wall of caupona, and site of stairs to upper floor.  According to Della Corte, found to the right of the entrance in very small writing was a set of questions and answers between two rivals in love. Their names were Severus and Successus.  [CIL IV 8259-58] See Della Corte, M., 1965.  Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino. (p.292)
According to Epigraphik-Datenbank Clauss/Slaby (See www.manfredclauss.de), these read as –
Successus textor amat coponiaes ancilla(m) 
nomine Hiredem quae quidem illum 
non curat sed illa com(m)iseretur 
scribit rivalis   vale 
invidiose quia rumper<i=E>s se<c=D>are noli formonsiorem 
/ 
et qui est homo prav<i=E>ssimus et bellus           [CIL IV 8259]
Dixi scripsi amas Hiredem 
quae te non curat SIX() Successo 
ut su[p]ra(t) [3]s[3] 
Severus                                                                           [CIL IV 8258]
According to Cooley, this the love story of Successus, Severus and Iris played out on the walls of the bar. [CIL IV 8258, 8259]
There are 3 messages, the first and third by Severus, the second is the reply of Successus.  These translate as -
(Severus)  -  “Successus, a  weaver, loves the innkeeper’s slave girl named Iris, She, however, does not love him.  Still he begs her to have pity on him. His rival wrote this.  Goodbye” 
(Answer by Successus)  - “Envious one, why do you get in the way. 
 Submit to a handsomer man and one who is being treated very wrongly and good looking” 
(Answer by Severus) -  “I have spoken. I have written all there is to say. You love Iris, but she does not love you”.
See Cooley, A. and M.G.L., 2004. Pompeii : A Sourcebook. London : Routledge. (p.77-78)

I.10.2 Pompeii. December 2006. West wall of caupona, and site of stairs to upper floor. 

According to Della Corte, found to the right of the entrance in very small writing was a set of questions and answers between two rivals in love.

Their names were Severus and Successus.  [CIL IV 8259-58]

See Della Corte, M., 1965. Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino. (p.292)

 

I.10.2 Pompeii. West wall of caupona, and site of stairs to upper floor.  
First and second graffiti of the love story of Successus, Severus and Iris.
See Della Corte, M., 1965.  Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino. (p.292)

According to Epigraphik-Datenbank Clauss/Slaby (See www.manfredclauss.de), this read as –

Successus textor amat coponiaes ancilla(m) 
nomine Hiredem quae quidem illum 
non curat sed illa com(m)iseretur 
scribit rivalis   vale 

invidiose quia rumper<i=E>s se<c=D>are noli formonsiorem 
/ 
et qui est homo prav<i=E>ssimus et bellus           [CIL IV 8259]

I.10.2 Pompeii. West wall of caupona, and site of stairs to upper floor. 

First and second graffiti of the love story of Successus, Severus and Iris.

See Della Corte, M., 1965. Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino. (p.292)

 

According to Epigraphik-Datenbank Clauss/Slaby (See www.manfredclauss.de), this read as –

 

Successus textor amat coponiaes ancilla(m)

nomine Hiredem quae quidem illum

non curat sed illa com(m)iseretur

scribit rivalis   vale

 

invidiose quia rumper<i=E>s se<c=D>are noli formonsiorem

/

et qui est homo prav<i=E>ssimus et bellus           [CIL IV 8259]

 

I.10.2 Pompeii. West wall of caupona, and site of stairs to upper floor.  
Third graffito of the love story of Successus, Severus and Iris.
According to Epigraphik-Datenbank Clauss/Slaby (See www.manfredclauss.de), this read as –

Dixi scripsi amas Hiredem 
quae te non curat SIX() Successo 
ut su[p]ra(t) [3]s[3] 
Severus                                                                           [CIL IV 8258]

I.10.2 Pompeii. West wall of caupona, and site of stairs to upper floor. 

Third graffito of the love story of Successus, Severus and Iris.

According to Epigraphik-Datenbank Clauss/Slaby (See www.manfredclauss.de), this read as –

 

Dixi scripsi amas Hiredem

quae te non curat SIX() Successo

ut su[p]ra(t) [3]s[3]

Severus                                                                           [CIL IV 8258]

 

According to Cooley, this the love story of Successus, Severus and Iris played out on the walls of the bar. [CIL IV 8258, 8259]

There are 3 messages, the first and third by Severus, the second is the reply of Successus.

These translate as -

 

(Severus) - “Successus, a weaver, loves the innkeeper’s slave girl named Iris. She, however, does not love him.

                         Still he begs her to have pity on him. His rival wrote this.  Goodbye”

 

(Answer by Successus) - “Envious one, why do you get in the way.

                                                  Submit to a handsomer man and one who is being treated very wrongly and good looking”

 

(Answer by Severus) - “I have spoken. I have written all there is to say.

                                            You love Iris, but she does not love you”.

 

See Cooley, A. and M.G.L., 2004. Pompeii: A Sourcebook. London: Routledge. (p.77-78)

 

I.10.2 Pompeii. April 2017. South end of west wall with remaining painted decoration.
Photo courtesy Adrian Hielscher.

I.10.2 Pompeii. April 2017. South end of west wall with remaining painted decoration.

Photo courtesy Adrian Hielscher.

 

 

 

 

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