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Pompeii Street View. Vicolo di Lucrezio Frontone, between V.3 and V.4. South to north.

 

Vicolo di Lucrezio Frontone on the north side of Via di Nola, May 2010. Looking north east at junction between V.3 and V.4.

Vicolo di Lucrezio Frontone on the north side of Via di Nola, May 2010. Looking north east at junction between V.3 and V.4.

 

Vicolo di Lucrezio Frontone.  June 2012. Looking north from Via di Nola. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Vicolo di Lucrezio Frontone. June 2012. Looking north from Via di Nola. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Vicolo di Lucrezio Frontone.  Looking north from Via di Nola. March 2009.

Vicolo di Lucrezio Frontone. March 2009. Looking north from Via di Nola.

 

Vicolo di Lucrezio Frontone between V.3 and V.4. Looking north. March 2009.

Vicolo di Lucrezio Frontone between V.3 and V.4. March 2009. Looking north.

 

Vicolo di Lucrezio Frontone. Looking north. September 2004.

Vicolo di Lucrezio Frontone. September 2004. Looking north.

 

Vicolo di Lucrezio Frontone. December 2005. West side at corner with Via Nola, looking north.

Vicolo di Lucrezio Frontone. December 2005. West side at corner with Via di Nola, looking north.

 

Vicolo di Lucrezio Frontone. Looking north. May 2005.

Vicolo di Lucrezio Frontone. May 2005. Looking north.

 

Vicolo di Lucrezio Frontone. May 2018. Looking north. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Vicolo di Lucrezio Frontone. May 2018. Looking north. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Vicolo di Lucrezio Frontone. Looking north. December 2005.

Vicolo di Lucrezio Frontone. December 2005. Looking north.

 

Vicolo di Lucrezio Frontone. June 2012. East side, looking south-east towards corner with Via di Nola, on right. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Vicolo di Lucrezio Frontone. June 2012. East side, looking south-east towards corner with Via di Nola, on right.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Vicolo di Lucrezio Frontone. June 2012. East side, showing side wall of V.4.1. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Vicolo di Lucrezio Frontone. June 2012. East side, showing side wall of V.4.1. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Vicolo di Lucrezio Frontone. June 2012. Looking south towards Via di Nola. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Vicolo di Lucrezio Frontone. June 2012. Looking south towards Via di Nola.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Vicolo di Lucrezio Frontone. June 2012. Looking north towards east side of roadway, and doorways at V.4.b and V.4.c. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Vicolo di Lucrezio Frontone. June 2012. Looking north towards east side of roadway, and doorways at V.4.b and V.4.c.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Vicolo di Lucrezio Frontone. Looking north from V.4.a. September 2004.

Vicolo di Lucrezio Frontone. September 2004. Looking north from V.4.a.

 

Vicolo di Lucrezio Frontone. July 2011. Looking north from near doorway of V.3.10. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

Vicolo di Lucrezio Frontone. July 2011. Looking north from near doorway of V.3.10. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

Vicolo di Lucrezio Frontone. June 2012. Looking north towards west side of roadway, and doorways at V.3.10, V.3.11 and V.3.12. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Vicolo di Lucrezio Frontone. June 2012.

Looking north towards west side of roadway, and doorways at V.3.10, V.3.11 and V.3.12.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Vicolo di Lucrezio Frontone. Looking north from V.4.a. September 2004.

Vicolo di Lucrezio Frontone. September 2004.

Looking north from V.4.a, towards west side of roadway, with doorway to V.3.10, on left.

 

Vicolo di Lucrezio Frontone. March 2009. West side, front façade between doorways to V.3.10 and V.3.11.
Looking north towards V.3.11.

Vicolo di Lucrezio Frontone. March 2009. West side, front façade between doorways to V.3.10 and V.3.11.

Looking north towards V.3.11.

 

Vicolo di Lucrezio Frontone. June 2019. Looking north to new excavations between V.3 and V.4, at north end.
On the left are the doorways to V.3.11 and 12. On the right is V.4. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Vicolo di Lucrezio Frontone. June 2019. Looking north to new excavations between V.3 and V.4, at north end.

On the left are the doorways to V.3.11 and 12. On the right is V.4. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

According to NdS, March 1902, between the doorways of V.3.10 and V.3.11 graffiti were found –

 

Vicolo di Lucrezio Frontone. Inscription found between V.3.11 and V.3.12.
The first two lines were in black (and the letters were 120mm high).
The last F of the second line and the third line were in red (with letters of 90mm) [CIL IV 6615].

Vicolo di Lucrezio Frontone. Inscription found between V.3.11 and V.3.12.

The first two lines were in black (and the letters were 120mm high).

The last F of the second line and the third line were in red (with letters of 90mm) [CIL IV 6615].

 

Vicolo di Lucrezio Frontone. Just past the doorway of V.3.11, in red with letters of differing heights, was the above. [CIL IV 6616].
According to NdS, it was the first time that the two names of Helvium Sabinum and Samellium Modestum had appeared recommended together, which on their own were repeated so many times, and would have to correct the conclusions of Willems “Les elections municipals a Pompei”, page 124, which gave the year 78 for the candidacy of Samellium and 79 for Helvium Sabinum’s.

Vicolo di Lucrezio Frontone. Just past the doorway of V.3.11, in red with letters of differing heights, was the above. [CIL IV 6616].

According to NdS, it was the first time that the two names of Helvium Sabinum and Samellium Modestum had appeared recommended together, which on their own were repeated so many times, and would have to correct the conclusions of Willems “Les elections municipals a Pompei”, page 124, which gave the year 78 for the candidacy of Samellium and 79 for Helvium Sabinum’s.

 

Vicolo di Lucrezio Frontone.
The above was seen on the street wall to the right, belonging to insula IV, after the second doorway from the south end but higher up the roadway. 
This was written in red on white plaster [CIL IV 6628].

Vicolo di Lucrezio Frontone.

The above was seen on the street wall to the right, belonging to insula IV, after the second doorway from the south end but higher up the roadway.

This was written in red on white plaster [CIL IV 6628].

 

Higher up the roadway, near to the third doorway from the south end, on the red zoccolo near to the right doorjamb, a figure of a gladiator with a large helmet and shield, above which was graffitoed his name [CIL IV 6772].

Vicolo di Lucrezio Frontone.

Higher up the roadway, near to the third doorway from the south end, on the red zoccolo near to the right doorjamb, a figure of a gladiator with a large helmet and shield, above which was graffitied his name [CIL IV 6772].

 

Vicolo di Lucrezio Frontone. Past the doorway on the white plaster, written in red letters, was the above recommendation [CIL IV 6627].
The frequent repetition of the name of Samellium Modestum in this roadway, and the word “vicini” (neighbours)
would lead us to believe that his dwelling must have been in this area.

Vicolo di Lucrezio Frontone. Past the doorway on the white plaster, written in red letters, was the above recommendation [CIL IV 6627].

The frequent repetition of the name of Samellium Modestum in this roadway, and the word “vicini” (neighbours) would lead us to believe that his dwelling must have been in this area.

 

Vicolo di Lucrezio Frontone. Nearby, written in red, was the above [CIL IV 6626].
NdS comments that this was the first time an electoral recommendation had been found written as a poem.
This gave new proof of the correctness of the naming of the nearby house as the house of Lucrezio Frontone.

Vicolo di Lucrezio Frontone. Nearby, written in red, was the above [CIL IV 6626].

NdS comments that this was the first time an electoral recommendation had been found written as a poem.

This gave new proof of the correctness of the naming of the nearby house as the house of Lucrezio Frontone.

 

See Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, March 1902, (p.210-213 for more graffiti)

 

(Note 1: whereas NdS, specify the location as “after the second doorway from the south end” and “near the third doorway from the south end”, etc., there may have been an extra doorway in the side wall of V.4.1, which has now been blocked).

(Note 2: V.3.12 is known as the House of Samellius Modestus, or Casa della Duchessa di Aosta, but the house on the other side of the roadway at V.4.c was also named after him and also known as Casa degli Ori).

(Note 3: According to Mau, the last two words of the second line of the last recommendation should be BONO EST). See Bullettino dell’Instituto di Corrispondenza Archeologica (DAIR), 1904, p. 263.

(Note 4: According to Milnor, the last recommendation translates as –

if modesty is thought to bring any profit in life

this man Lucretius Fronto is worthy of good position.”      [CIL IV 6626]

See Milnor K., 2014. Graffiti and the Literary Landscape in Roman Pompeii. Oxford: OUP, p. 108).

 

 

 

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