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Reg IX, Ins 1

General Description

House of the Diadumeni House of Epidius Sabinus Reg IX, Ins 1 lies in the south west corner of Regio IX, at the junction of the Via Stabiana and the Via dell'Abbondanza, one of the major crossroads in Pompeii.

Shops line the Via Stabiana and the Via dell'Abbondanza while the east and north sides of the insula are mainly composed of the boundary walls of the large domestic properties. Of the houses in the insula, the House of the Diadumeni and the House of Epidius Sabinus are two of the better preserved and are examined here in more detail.


Plan of the Insula..


.,..,...Key:
...A. House of the Diadumeni
...B. House of Epidius Sabinus

Full List of Properties

Door
No.
Property
Name or Description
Area (Sq.m)
No of Rooms
Description,
Decoration and Comments
1,34
Shop 63 2 Little remaining decoration. Plaster remnants. Stairs up at 34. Ruinous state.
2
Shop 28 2 Undecorated shop with back room. Plaster remnants. Ruinous state.
3,33 Bakery 179 7 Undecorated shop at No.3. Masonry counter. Bakery at No.33. Oven. Millstones. Some surviving plain decoration. Ruinous state.
4 Shop 36 2 Plainly decorated shop. Back room. Plaster remnants. Stairs up.
5 Workshop 220 3 Little surviving decoration. Plaster remnants. Ruinous state.
6 Thermopolium 54 2 Masonry counter. Back room. Plaster remnants. Ruinous state.
7 House of Paccius Alexander 190 7 Long entrance passage. Atrium with rooms to north and east. 3 niches on south wall of atrium. Garden court. Fourth style decoration in oecus. Semi ruinous state.
8 Taberna 63 3 Counter. Back rooms. Plain red/white decoration. Semi ruinous state.
9 Shop 34 2 Shop with back room. Plaster remnants. Ruinous state.
10,11 Shop 25 2 Two small shop units linked side by side. Plaster remnants. Ruinous state.
12 Unnamed house 270 13 Atrium. Impluvium. Peristyle. Stairs up. Little surviving decoration. Semi ruinous state.
13 Thermopolium 16 1 Undecorated single room. Masonry counter. Ruinous condition.
14 Shop 14 1 Undecorated single room. Decorative brickwork on facade. Ruinous state.
15,16 Thermopolium 57 2 Masonry counter. Back room. Little surviving decoration. Plaster remnants. Semi ruinous state.
17 Shop 17 1 Undecorated single room. Plaster remnants. Ruinous state.
18 Workshop 114 6 Plaster remnants. ruinous state.
19 Shop 17 1 Undecorated single room. Ruinous state.
20,30 House of the Diadumeni 957 20+ Standard atrium/garden plan. Entrance on raised podium. Impressive atrium with 16 doric columns. Tablinum. Triclinium. Peristyle. Posticum at No.30.
21 Shop 32 2 Undecorated shop with back room. Stairs up.
22,29 House of Epidius Sabinus 1005 25+ Large hous with double atrium/garden plan. Long entrance passageway. 2 Atria with household shrine. Tablinum. 2 peristyles. First and fourth style decoration. Some geometric mosaic pavement.
23 Shop 20 1 Undecorated single room. Ruinous condition.
24 Shop 40 2 Shop with back room. Plaster remnants. Ruinous state.
25 Shop 22 1 Single room. Little surviving decoration. Linked to No.26. Ruinous state.
26 House of Sodom and Gomorrah 132 6 Irregular plan. Some surviving decoration. Semi ruinous condition.
27 Shop 28 1 Undecorated single room. Plaster remnants. Ruinous state.
28 Stables 102 6 Undecorated rooms. Ruinous state.
31,32 Unnamed house 120 8 Central atrium with rooms off. Shop at No.31. Ruinous condition.

Tour of the Insula

To examine a featured building in more detail, select it from the above list. Where there is more than one property of interest in the insula, the buildings are arranged in order of reference number, which may not necessarily be the route chosen when actually visiting the site.




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