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Oplontis

Re-discovery

The name Oplontis appears only in the Peutinger Map, a 13th century copy of a road map of the Roman Empire, probably dating back to the Augustan Age. The map is in the form of a continuous elongated chart, 6.8m x 0.34m, showing the known world from Britain to India.
To view this map in its entirety go to Appendix III - Peutinger Map.

The land masses appear as horizontal strips. Mountains and rivers are marked, with towns being represented by little groups of buildings.
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Oplontis is shown equidistant from Pompeii and Stabiae and about 9km from Herculaneum.

The name most likely refers to the baths in the area of Oncino, but today the name commonly covers the group of villas in the middle of the modern town of Torre Annunziata.


Summary Details

Door
No.
Property
Name or Description
Area (Sq.m)
No of Rooms
Description,
Decoration and Comments
N/A
Villa of Poppaea
TBA TBA The villa is believed to have belonged to Poppaea Sabina, the second wife of the Emperor Nero and dates back to the 1st century BC.
N/A Villa of L. Crassius Tertius
TBA TBA
A rustic building built on two levels arranged around a monumental peristyle with a double order of doric columns.




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