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I.10.8 Pompeii. Casa di Minucius or Domus and textrina of Minucius Fuscus and Minucius Epaphra.

Excavated 1929 and 1934.

 

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I.10.8 Pompeii. April 2017. 
Entrance doorway, with remains of benches on either side, on the corner of Vicolo del Menandro and Vicolo del Citarista (on right).  
Photo courtesy Adrian Hielscher.

I.10.8 Pompeii. April 2017.

Entrance doorway, with remains of benches on either side, on the corner of Vicolo del Menandro and Vicolo del Citarista (on right).

Photo courtesy Adrian Hielscher.

 

I.10.8 Pompeii. April 2017. Entrance doorway, with remains of benches on either side. Photo courtesy Adrian Hielscher.

I.10.8 Pompeii. April 2017. Entrance doorway, with remains of benches on either side. Photo courtesy Adrian Hielscher.

 

I.10.8 Pompeii. December 2004. Entrance doorway, with remains of benches on either side.

I.10.8 Pompeii. December 2004. Entrance doorway, with remains of benches on either side.

 

I.10.8 Pompeii. March 2009. Entrance. According to La Rocca and De Vos, and Della Corte, the owner of this weaving establishment was almost certainly Minucius. He was, perhaps, also a gladiator, according to the graffito found on the left side of the entrance.
According to Epigraphik-Datenbank Clauss/Slaby (See www.manfredclauss.de), these read as –
Minucio Fusco f[eli]c[iter] 
Minuci mur(millo) vic(isti) 
[3]tio va(le) fel(iciter)            [CIL IV 7360]
Q(uimtum) Postumium Proculum 
aed(ilem) o(ro) v(os) f(aciatis)   Epaphra rog(at)       [CIL IV 7357]
See La Rocca, E, de Vos, M & E, & Coarelli, F. (1981): Guida archeologica di Pompei. Milan: Mondadore (p.172)
See Della Corte, M., 1965.  Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino. (p.300-301)

I.10.8 Pompeii. March 2009. Entrance.

According to La Rocca and De Vos, and Della Corte, the owner of this weaving establishment was almost certainly Minucius.

He was, perhaps, also a gladiator, according to the graffito found on the left side of the entrance.

 

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


Minucio Fusco f[eli]c[iter]

Minuci mur(millo) vic(isti)

[3]tio va(le) fel(iciter)            [CIL IV 7360]

 

Q(uimtum) Postumium Proculum

aed(ilem) o(ro) v(os) f(aciatis) Epaphra rog(at)       [CIL IV 7357]

 

See La Rocca, E, de Vos, M & E, & Coarelli, F. (1981): Guida archeologica di Pompei. Milan: Mondadore (p.172)

See Della Corte, M., 1965. Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino. (p.300-301)

 

I.10.8 Pompeii.  March 2009.  Entrance corridor.

I.10.8 Pompeii. March 2009. Entrance corridor.

 

I.10.8 Pompeii. April 2017. Looking south along east wall of entrance corridor.
Photo courtesy Adrian Hielscher.

I.10.8 Pompeii. April 2017. Looking south along east wall of entrance corridor. Photo courtesy Adrian Hielscher.

 

I.10.8 Pompeii. April 2017. Detail of south end of east wall of entrance corridor.
Photo courtesy Adrian Hielscher.

I.10.8 Pompeii. April 2017. Detail of south end of east wall of entrance corridor.

Photo courtesy Adrian Hielscher.

 

I.10.8 Pompeii. April 2017. Looking south along west wall of entrance corridor. Photo courtesy Adrian Hielscher.

I.10.8 Pompeii. April 2017. Looking south along west wall of entrance corridor. Photo courtesy Adrian Hielscher.

 

I.10.8 Pompeii. April 2017. Looking south from entrance doorway towards atrium.

Photo courtesy Adrian Hielscher.

 

I.10.8 Pompeii.  March 2009.  Looking south along entrance corridor to Room 1. Atrium.

I.10.8 Pompeii. March 2009. Looking south along entrance corridor to room 1, the atrium.

 

I.10.8 Pompeii. December 2007. Looking along fauces to atrium 1 and rear rooms 6, 7 and 8.
According to Wallace-Hadrill, this is possibly identified as a weaving establishment, on basis of loom weights and graffiti found.
A large range of domestic objects was also found here.
See Wallace-Hadrill, A. (1994). Houses and Society in Pompeii and Herculaneum. Princetown Univ. Press, (p.193)
For details of “finds” from this house,
See Allison, P.M. (2006). The Insula of the Menander at Pompeii: Vol. III The finds, Clarendon Press, Oxford, (p.214-230 & p.350-365).
See Online companion with list and photographs of finds from I.10.8

I.10.8 Pompeii. December 2007. Looking along fauces to atrium 1 and rear rooms 6, 7 and 8.

According to Wallace-Hadrill, this is possibly identified as a weaving establishment, on basis of loom weights and graffiti found.

A large range of domestic objects was also found here.

See Wallace-Hadrill, A. (1994). Houses and Society in Pompeii and Herculaneum. Princetown Univ. Press, (p.193)

For details of “finds” from this house,

See Allison, P.M. (2006). The Insula of the Menander at Pompeii: Vol. III The finds, Clarendon Press, Oxford, (p.214-230 & p.350-365).

See Online companion with list and photographs of finds from I.10.8

 

I.10.8 Pompeii. December 2004. Looking along fauces to atrium 1 and rear rooms 7 and 8.

I.10.8 Pompeii. December 2004. Looking along fauces to atrium 1 and rear rooms 7 and 8.

 

I.10.8 Pompeii.  March 2009.  Room 1.  Impluvium in atrium.

I.10.8 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 1, impluvium in atrium.

 

I.10.8 Pompeii.  December 2007.  Impluvium.

I.10.8 Pompeii. December 2007. Impluvium.

 

I.10.8 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 1, looking north across atrium.

I.10.8 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 1, looking north across atrium.

 

I.10.8 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 1, looking north across atrium towards entrance doorway.

I.10.8 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 1, looking north across atrium towards entrance doorway.

 

I.10.8 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 2, oecus, in north-east corner of atrium, with doorway to room 3. 
This spacious square room had a barrel-vaulted ceiling with a floor of fine cocciopesto, consisting of a dense lattice of white tesserae, adorned in the center by a square with a motif of meander and in front, by the threshold/sill, with a diamond chessboard design.
The walls were simply covered in white plaster, and high up on the north wall were traces of an earlier decoration in the 1st Style.
See Notizie degli Scavi, 1934, (p.309).

I.10.8 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 2, oecus, in north-east corner of atrium, with doorway to room 3.

This spacious square room had a barrel-vaulted ceiling with a floor of fine cocciopesto, consisting of a dense lattice of white tesserae, adorned in the center by a square with a motif of meander and in front, by the threshold/sill, with a diamond chessboard design.

The walls were simply covered in white plaster, and high up on the north wall were traces of an earlier decoration in the 1st Style.

See Notizie degli Scavi, 1934, (p.309).

 

I.10.8 Pompeii. March 2009. 
Room 2, north wall of oecus with a window cut into the vaulted ceiling.

I.10.8 Pompeii. March 2009.

Room 2, north wall of oecus with a window cut into the vaulted ceiling.

 

I.10.8 Pompeii. 1975. Domus and Textrina of Minucii Fuscus and Epaphra, exedra, back N wall.  Photo courtesy of Anne Laidlaw.
American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive. Laidlaw collection _P_75_5_21.

I.10.8 Pompeii. 1975.

Domus and Textrina of Minucii Fuscus and Epaphra, exedra, back N wall.

Photo courtesy of Anne Laidlaw.

American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive. Laidlaw collection _P_75_5_21.

 

I.10.8 Pompeii. March 2009. Doorway to room 3 in east wall of oecus.

I.10.8 Pompeii. March 2009. Doorway to room 3 in east wall of oecus.

 

I.10.8 Pompeii.  December 2004.  Doorway to room 3 on east side of atrium.

I.10.8 Pompeii. December 2004. Doorway to room 3 on east side of atrium.

 

I.10.8 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 3, cubiculum. Looking east.
The walls of this small rectangular room with vaulted ceiling were decorated in the 4th Style,
The flooring of cocciopesto was coloured in red.
The room was lit by a high small window in the north wall and by a larger window in the south wall.

I.10.8 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 3, cubiculum. Looking east.

The walls of this small rectangular room with vaulted ceiling were decorated in the 4th Style,

The flooring of cocciopesto was coloured in red.

The room was lit by a high small window in the north wall and by a larger window in the south wall.

 

I.10.8 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 3, north wall of cubiculum with window onto Vicolo del Menandro.
According to PPP, the following graffito was found on the north wall of the cubiculum, CIL IV 8380.
According to Della Corte, found on a wall in this white cubiculum, were CIL IV 8380, 8381 and 8384.
According to PPP, CIL IV 8384 was found on the south wall of this cubiculum.
See Bragantini, de Vos, Badoni, 1981. Pitture e Pavimenti di Pompei, Parte 1. Rome: ICCD. (p.137)
See Della Corte, M., 1965. Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino. (p.301)

I.10.8 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 3, north wall of cubiculum with window onto Vicolo del Menandro.

According to PPP, the following graffito was found on the north wall of the cubiculum, CIL IV 8380.

According to Della Corte, found on a wall in this white cubiculum, were CIL IV 8380, 8381 and 8384.

According to PPP, CIL IV 8384 was found on the south wall of this cubiculum.

See Bragantini, de Vos, Badoni, 1981. Pitture e Pavimenti di Pompei, Parte 1. Rome: ICCD. (p.137)

See Della Corte, M., 1965. Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino. (p.301)

 

I.10.8 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 3, north wall of cubiculum. Graffiti CIL IV 8380.
According to Epigraphik-Datenbank Clauss/Slaby (See www.manfredclauss.de) this reads
Onesimi ecce / xurikilla / dos labiis [tuis] Onesimus / Onesimi <c=Q>un(n)u(m) li(n)ge(re)      [CIL IV 8380]

I.10.8 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 3, north wall of cubiculum. Graffiti CIL IV 8380.

According to Epigraphik-Datenbank Clauss/Slaby (See www.manfredclauss.de) this reads

Onesimi ecce

Xurikilla

dos labiis [tuis] Onesimus

Onesimi <c=Q>un(n)u(m) li(n)ge(re)      [CIL IV 8380]

 

I.10.8 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 3, north wall of cubiculum. Right hand part of graffiti CIL IV 8380.

I.10.8 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 3, north wall of cubiculum. Right hand part of graffiti CIL IV 8380.

 

I.10.8 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 3, painted medallion on north wall of cubiculum.

I.10.8 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 3, painted medallion on north wall of cubiculum.

 

I.10.8 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 3, west wall with doorway from cubiculum into oecus/exedra.

I.10.8 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 3, west wall with doorway from cubiculum into oecus/exedra 2.

 

I.10.8 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 3, west wall of cubiculum, with remains of painting.
According to NdS – 
"The paintings on the opposite west wall, instead, represent a small group of structures with a high and narrow shape, with rare viewing windows on the surface of the blind walls: sparse touches of green on the rock hint at the vegetation".

“La pitture sull’opposta parete ovest, invece, rappresenta un gruppetto di edifici dalla sagoma alta e stretta, con rare finestre occhieggianti sulla superficie dei muri ciechi: radi tocchi di verde sulla roccia accennano ad una vegetazione”.

See Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1934, p.311.

I.10.8 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 3, west wall of cubiculum, with remains of painting.

According to NdS –

"The paintings on the opposite west wall, instead, represent a small group of structures with a high and narrow shape, with rare viewing windows on the surface of the blind walls: sparse touches of green on the rock hint at the vegetation".

(“La pitture sull’opposta parete ovest, invece, rappresenta un gruppetto di edifici dalla sagoma alta e stretta, con rare finestre occhieggianti sulla superficie dei muri ciechi: radi tocchi di verde sulla roccia accennano ad una vegetazione”.)

See Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1934, p.311.

 

I.10.8 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 3, south-east corner and south wall of cubiculum, with window to room 4.

I.10.8 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 3, south-east corner and south wall of cubiculum, with window to room 4.

 

I.10.8 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 3, south wall of cubiculum, with painted medallion at east end.

I.10.8 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 3, south wall of cubiculum, with painted medallion at east end.

 

I.10.8 Pompeii.  March 2009.  Room 3.  South wall.  West End, with painted plaster between the window and door.

I.10.8 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 3, south wall of cubiculum.

West end, with painted plaster between the window and door.

According to PPP, the graffito found on the south wall was CIL IV 8387.

Graffiti found on the south wall but west of the window were CIL IV 8382 and 8384.

See Bragantini, de Vos, Badoni, 1981. Pitture e Pavimenti di Pompei, Parte 1. Rome: ICCD. (p.137)

 

I.10.8 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 3, south wall of cubiculum, with painted medallion at west end.

I.10.8 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 3, south wall of cubiculum, with painted medallion at west end.

 

I.10.8 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 3, south wall of cubiculum west of the window. Graffiti CIL IV 8381.
According to the Epigraphic Database Roma this reads
Γελαϲτὴ χαῖρε      [CIL IV 8381]

I.10.8 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 3, south wall of cubiculum west of the window. Graffiti CIL IV 8381.

According to the Epigraphic Database Roma this reads

Γελαϲτ χαρε      [CIL IV 8381]

 

.10.8 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 3, south wall of cubiculum west of the window. Graffiti CIL IV  8382 and 8384.
According to Epigraphik-Datenbank Clauss/Slaby (See www.manfredclauss.de) this reads
Rar(us)      [CIL IV 8382]
Contemno derideo Latona(m) tua(m) Salvilla(m)      [CIL IV 8434]

According to the Epigraphic Database Roma these are Latin words written as Greek and read
Κοντεμ̣νω δηρειδιω Λατωνα τουα[μ] Ϲαλβιλλα      [CIL IV 8434]
Contemno, derideo Latona(m) tua(m), Salvilla

See Varone, A., 1994.Erotica Pompeiana: iscrizioni d'amore sui muri di Pompei, Rome, p. 98 (2)
See Varone, A., 2012. Titulorum graphio exaratorum qui in CIL vol. IV collecti sunt: Imagines, Roma 2012, Vol. I, p. 79, con foto (3)

I.10.8 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 3, south wall of cubiculum west of the window. Graffiti CIL IV  8382 and 8384.

According to Epigraphik-Datenbank Clauss/Slaby (See www.manfredclauss.de) this reads

Rar(us)      [CIL IV 8382]

Contemno derideo Latona(m) tua(m) Salvilla(m)      [CIL IV 8434]

 

According to the Epigraphic Database Roma these are Latin words written as Greek and read

Κοντεμ̣νω δηρειδιω Λατωνα τουα[μ] Ϲαλβιλλα      [CIL IV 8434]

Contemno, derideo Latona(m) tua(m), Salvilla

 

See Varone, A., 1994.Erotica Pompeiana: iscrizioni d'amore sui muri di Pompei, Rome, p. 98 (2)
See Varone, A., 2012.
Titulorum graphio exaratorum qui in CIL vol. IV collecti sunt: Imagines, Roma 2012, Vol. I, p. 79, con foto (3)

 

I.10.8 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 3, south wall of cubiculum west of the window. Graffiti CIL IV  8387.
According to Epigraphic-Database Roma this reads
abiat IIIIIII
koueti ((:corona?))      [CIL IV 8387]

See A. Varone, Titulorum graphio exaratorum qui in CIL vol. IV collecti sunt: Imagines, Roma 2012, Vol. I, p. 80 (con foto) (2)

I.10.8 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 3, south wall of cubiculum west of the window. Graffiti CIL IV  8387.

According to Epigraphic-Database Roma this reads

abiat IIIIIII
koueti ((:corona?))      [CIL IV 8387]

 

See A. Varone, Titulorum graphio exaratorum qui in CIL vol. IV collecti sunt: Imagines, Roma 2012, Vol. I, p. 80 (con foto) (2)

 

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