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IX.3.25 Pompeii. House of L. Clodius Varus and the Pelagia.

Excavated 1871?

 

IX.3.25 Pompeii. May 2005. Entrance.

IX.3.25 Pompeii. May 2005. Entrance.

 

IX.3.25 Pompeii. May 2005. West side of entrance corridor, site of a cubiculum.

IX.3.25 Pompeii. May 2005.

West side of entrance corridor, site of a cubiculum.

 

 

IX.3.25 Pompeii. May 2005. Looking south from entrance corridor, across atrium towards site of rooms at rear.

IX.3.25 Pompeii. May 2005. Looking south from entrance corridor, across atrium towards site of rooms at rear.

 

IX.3.25 Pompeii. May 2005. Looking west into site of cubiculum, at side of entrance corridor.

IX.3.25 Pompeii. May 2005. Looking west into site of cubiculum, at side of entrance corridor.

 

IX.3.25 Pompeii. May 2005. North wall of cubiculum on east side of entrance corridor.

IX.3.25 Pompeii. May 2005. North wall of cubiculum on east side of entrance corridor.

 

IX.3.25 Pompeii. May 2005. East wall of cubiculum. This may be the wall on which was inscribed above a marriage bed, the names of the couple who slept there: 
L(ucius)  Clodius Varus
Pelagia  coniunx    [CIL IV 2321]    (Lucius Clodius Varus and his wife Pelagia)
A second inscription, to the left of the above one, was also found.
This just gave the one same name again
L(ucius)  Clodius  Varus
and was given the same CIL number.
See Varone, A., 2002. Erotica Pompeiana: Love Inscriptions on the Walls of Pompeii, Rome: L’erma di Bretschneider. (p.160)
Della Corte agreed and “in homage to the opinion expressed by Fiorelli” said it was the house of the named couple.
See Della Corte, M., 1965.  Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino. (p. 160)

IX.3.25 Pompeii. May 2005. East wall of cubiculum.

This may be the wall on which was inscribed above a marriage bed, the names of the couple who slept there:

L(ucius)  Clodius Varus

Pelagia  coniunx    [CIL IV 2321]    (Lucius Clodius Varus and his wife Pelagia)

A second inscription, to the left of the above one, was also found.

This just gave the one same name again

L(ucius)  Clodius  Varus

and was given the same CIL number.

See Varone, A., 2002. Erotica Pompeiana: Love Inscriptions on the Walls of Pompeii, Rome: L’erma di Bretschneider. (p.160)

Della Corte agreed and “in homage to the opinion expressed by Fiorelli” said it was the house of the named couple.

See Della Corte, M., 1965.  Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino. (p. 160).

 

IX.3.25 Pompeii. May 2005. Four stone steps as base of steps to upper floor.

IX.3.25 Pompeii. May 2005. Four stone steps as base of steps to upper floor.