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VI.14.28 Pompeii. Taberna Lusoria. Excavated 1876.

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 VI.14.28 Pompeii. December 2006. Looking north-west on Via del Vesuvio towards entrance, and showing remains of upper floor.

VI.14.28 Pompeii. December 2006.

Looking north-west on Via del Vesuvio towards entrance, and showing remains of upper floor.

 

VI.14.28 Pompeii. Old undated photograph. View showing upper floor and wall paintings in situ.

VI.14.28 Pompeii. Old undated photograph.

View showing upper floor and wall paintings in situ.

 

VI.14.28 Pompeii. About 1909. Via del Vesuvio, looking north. Taberna Lusoria, on the left, showing upper storey, and plaque on outside wall.  Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VI.14.28 Pompeii. About 1909. Via del Vesuvio, looking north.

Taberna Lusoria, on the left, showing upper storey, and plaque on outside wall. 

Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VI.14.28 Pompeii. July 2010. Plaque on outside wall showing a “fritillus” between four phallus. A fritillus was the vessel for dice-throwing.  Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

VI.14.28 Pompeii. July 2010. Plaque on outside wall showing a “fritillus” between four phallus.

A fritillus was the vessel for dice-throwing. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

VI.14.28 Pompeii. July 2010. Looking west across Via del Vesuvio. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns. According to BdI, this doorway would have been open onto the roadway in the manner of a shop. However when found, it did not have a sales-counter/podium. See BdI, 1876, (p.49)

VI.14.28 Pompeii. July 2010. Looking west across Via del Vesuvio. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

According to BdI, this doorway would have been open onto the roadway in the manner of a shop.

However when found, it did not have a sales-counter/podium.

See BdI, 1876, (p.49)

 

VI.14.28 Pompeii. May 2005. Entrance doorway and south wall.
According to Della Corte, found on the right door-jamb at the moment of excavation was the recommendation – Aliari rog (ant)  [CIL IV 3485].
Instead of reading alia and aliarius, he believed that the words should have been read as alea and alearius, therefore he called it Taberna Lusoria Aleariorum. Also found painted on the right, in the ground floor room, was Bacchus who with his wine made joy and merriment. Also found was a painted Mercury, protector of players, swindlers, cheats and thieves. See Della Corte, M., 1965.  Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino. (p.90)
According to Epigraphik-Datenbank Clauss/Slaby (See www.manfredclauss.de), CIL IV 3485 reads as - 
Cn(aeum) Helvium
Sabinum aed(ilem)
aliari rog(ant)      [CIL IV 3485]
According to Cooley, this translated as -
The dice-throwers ask for Cn. Helvius Sabinus.
See Cooley, A. and M.G.L., 2004. Pompeii : A Sourcebook. London : Routledge.  (p.124, but she quotes CIL IV 3435, and not 3485)

VI.14.28 Pompeii. May 2005. Entrance doorway and south wall.

According to Della Corte, found on the right door-jamb at the moment of excavation was the recommendation –

Aliari rog (ant)  [CIL IV 3485].

Instead of reading alia and aliarius, he believed that the words should have been read as alea and alearius, therefore he called it Taberna Lusoria Aleariorum.

Also found painted on the right, in the ground floor room, was Bacchus who with his wine made joy and merriment.

Also found was a painted Mercury, protector of players, swindlers, cheats and thieves.

See Della Corte, M., 1965.  Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino. (p.90)

 

According to Epigraphik-Datenbank Clauss/Slaby (See www.manfredclauss.de), CIL IV 3485 reads as -

Cn(aeum) Helvium

Sabinum aed(ilem)

aliari rog(ant)      [CIL IV 3485]

 

According to Cooley, this translated as -

The dice-throwers ask for Cn. Helvius Sabinus.

See Cooley, A. and M.G.L., 2004. Pompeii : A Sourcebook. London : Routledge.  (p.124, but she quotes CIL IV 3435, and not 3485)

 

VI.14.28 Pompeii. May 2005. Doorway to room in south wall.
According to Della Corte, on the ground floor was a main room, with a small room on the south side. He said graffiti found in this small room were –
VI idus febr(uarias), Vettia
(accepit a me?) denarios XX: usu (ra) (asses) XII.
Non(is) Febr(uariis) (Vettia accepit) a Faustilla
Denarios XV: usu(ra) a(sses) VIII.                         [CIL IV 4528] 
See Della Corte, M., 1965.  Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino. (p.94-5, and note 1)
According to Cooley, this translated as -
8 February. Vettia, 20 denarii: usury 12 asses. 5 February from Faustilla, 15 denarii: usury 8 asses.   [CIL IV 4528]
See Cooley, A. and M.G.L., 2004. Pompeii : A Sourcebook. London : Routledge.  (p.170)
According to Epigraphik-Datenbank Clauss/Slaby (See www.manfredclauss.de), this read as –
IV Idus Feb(ruarias) Vettia 
|(denariis) XX usu(ra) a(sses) XII 
Nov(embres) Faustilla 
|(denariis) XV usu(ra) a(sses) VIIII      [CIL IV 4528]

VI.14.28 Pompeii. May 2005. Doorway to room in south wall.

According to BdI, on the ground floor was a main room, with a small room on the south side.

The small room had a window onto the roadway.

Also found in the small room were two paintings, hardly recognisable.

However in one a man laying on a bed could be recognised.

See BdI, 1876, (p.50)

 

VI.14.28 Pompeii. Drawing of CIL IV 4528 found in small room in south wall. According to Della Corte, graffiti found in this small room were –

VI idus febr(uarias), Vettia
(accepit a me?) denarios XX: usu (ra) (asses) XII.

Non(is) Febr(uariis) (Vettia accepit) a Faustilla
Denarios XV: usu(ra) a(sses) VIII.                         [CIL IV 4528] 

See Della Corte, M., 1965.  Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino. (p.94-5, and note 1)
(Note: according to Della Corte, the first word was “VI”, but according to BdI, and Clauss/Slaby, below, the first word should be “IV”.
Then Della Corte and BdI have “Non(is) Febr.....”, whereas Clauss/Slaby has “Nov(embres) Faustilla”).
See BdI, 1876, (p.50)

According to Cooley, this translated as -
8 February. Vettia, 20 denarii: usury 12 asses. 5 February from Faustilla, 15 denarii: usury 8 asses.   [CIL IV 4528]
See Cooley, A. and M.G.L., 2004. Pompeii : A Sourcebook. London : Routledge.  (p.170)

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

IV Idus Feb(ruarias) Vettia 
|(denariis) XX usu(ra) a(sses) XII 
Nov(embres) Faustilla 
|(denariis) XV usu(ra) a(sses) VIIII      [CIL IV 4528]

VI.14.28 Pompeii. Drawing of CIL IV 4528 found in small room in south wall.

According to Della Corte, graffiti found in this small room were –

 

VI idus febr(uarias), Vettia

(accepit a me?) denarios XX: usu (ra) (asses) XII.

 

Non(is) Febr(uariis) (Vettia accepit) a Faustilla

Denarios XV: usu(ra) a(sses) VIII.                         [CIL IV 4528]

 

See Della Corte, M., 1965.  Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino. (p.94-5, and note 1)

(Note: according to Della Corte, the first word was “VI”, but according to BdI, C.I.L. and Clauss/Slaby, below, the first word should be “IV”.

Then Della Corte and BdI have “Non(is) Febr.....”, whereas Clauss/Slaby has “Nov(embres) Faustilla”).

See BdI, 1876, (p.50)

 

According to Cooley, this translated as -

8 February. Vettia, 20 denarii: usury 12 asses. 5 February from Faustilla, 15 denarii: usury 8 asses.   [CIL IV 4528]

See Cooley, A. and M.G.L., 2004. Pompeii : A Sourcebook. London : Routledge.  (p.170)

 

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


IV Idus Feb(ruarias) Vettia

|(denariis) XX usu(ra) a(sses) XII

Nov(embres) Faustilla

|(denariis) XV usu(ra) a(sses) VIIII      [CIL IV 4528]

 

VI.14.28 Pompeii.  December 2006. South wall.

VI.14.28 Pompeii. December 2006. South wall.

 

VI.14.28 Pompeii.  December 2006. Looking west.

VI.14.28 Pompeii. December 2006. Looking west from entrance.

 

VI.14.28 Pompeii.  December 2006. West wall.

VI.14.28 Pompeii. December 2006. West wall.

According to Della Corte, in the north-west corner was a doorway linking with VI.14.30.

It led to steps to the upper floor, which had a further two rooms.

 

VI.14.28 Pompeii. May 2005. West wall.

VI.14.28 Pompeii. May 2005. West wall.

 

VI.14.28 Pompeii.  December 2006. North wall.

VI.14.28 Pompeii.  December 2006. North wall.

On the north wall was a painting of Venus fishing with the help of cupids.

 

VI.14.28 Pompeii. 1878. Painting of Venus fishing with the help of cupids, found on north wall. See Presuhn E., 1878. Pompeji: Die Neuesten Ausgrabungen  von 1874 bis 1878. Leipzig: Weigel. (IV, Plate VII).
See Garcia y Garcia, L., 2006. Danni di guerra a Pompei. Rome: L’Erma di Bretschneider. (p.90-1, incl. Fig. 191 with painting of Venus)
See Schefold, K., 1962. Vergessenes Pompeji. Bern: Francke. (p.173 and Taf. 177.3)
See Sogliano, A., 1879. Le pitture murali campane scoverte negli anni 1867-79. Napoli: (p.36, no. 146)
See BdI, 1876, (p.49-50), painting found on same north (right) wall as Mercury and Bacchus, the size of the painting was 0.36 high x 0.33 wide.

VI.14.28 Pompeii. 1878. Painting of Venus fishing with the help of cupids, found on north wall.

See Presuhn E., 1878. Pompeji: Die Neuesten Ausgrabungen  von 1874 bis 1878. Leipzig: Weigel. (IV, Plate VII).

See Garcia y Garcia, L., 2006. Danni di guerra a Pompei. Rome: L’Erma di Bretschneider. (p.90-1, incl. Fig. 191 with painting of Venus)

See Schefold, K., 1962. Vergessenes Pompeji. Bern: Francke. (p.173 and Taf. 177.3)

See Sogliano, A., 1879. Le pitture murali campane scoverte negli anni 1867-79. Napoli: (p.36, no. 146)

See BdI, 1876, (p.49-50), painting found on same north (right) wall as Mercury and Bacchus, the size of the painting was 0.36 high x 0.33 wide.

 

 

 

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