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Reg IX, Ins 9

General Description



House of Sulpicius Rufus Reg IX, Ins 9 lies on the south side of the Via di Nola bounded on either side by unnamed streets. The insula has sustained considerable damage in the past and most of the properties are in a semi-ruinous or ruinous condition.

The insula contains mostly commercial properties as can be seen from the detailed list below. Of the surviving buildings, the small House of Sulpicius Rufus is examined here in detail.


Plan of the Insula..


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House of Sulpicius Rufus

Full List of Properties

Door
No.
Property
Name or Description
Area (Sq.m)
No of Rooms
Description,
Decoration and Comments
1
Thermopolium
31
1
Thermopolium with 'L' shaped masonry counter. Small niche on west wall. No surviving decoration. Ruinous state.
2,a
Caupona of L. Statius Receptus
294
8
Irregular plan. Some plaster remnants. Linked to atrium of No.1. Side entrance at 'a'. Ruinous condition.
3 Shop
11
1
Plaster remnants. Linked to atrium of No. 4. Ruinous state.
4 Workshop and apartments
439 7 Plaster remnants in fauces. Irregular plan. Stairs up off atrium. Plaster remnants. Linked to Nos. 3 and 5. Ruinous state.
5
Shop 17 1 Plaster remnants. Linked to atrium of No. 4. Ruinous state.
6,10
House of Vinaio
566 9 Workshop and apartments. Irregular plan. Some plaster remnants. Side entrance at 10. Ruinous condition.
7
Shop 54 2 Shop with room to rear. Some plaster remnants. Ruinous state.
8
Thermopolium 53 3 Thermopolium with 'L' shaped masonry counter. Plaster remnants with patches of fresco detail. 2 rooms to rear. Ruinous state.
9
Unnamed apartments
54 3 Plaster remnants. Ruinous condition.
11 Unnamed house
160 5 Irregular plan. Atrium. Tablinum with view of garden to west. Triclinium with niche on north wall. Plaster remnants. Ruinous state.
12,13,
e
Hospitium
513 15 Two linked properties (Nos. 12 and 13) with rear entrance at 'e'. Plaster remnants. Stables. Ruinous condition.
b
Stairs up
N/A
N/A
Flight of stairs to the upper floor. Undecorated. Ruinous condition.
c
House of Sulpicius Rufus
215 10 Irregular plan. Small peristyle with rooms off. Triclinium with third style decoration. Third and fourth style decoration in 3 cubicula. Painted lararium in kitchen. Semi-ruinous state.
d
Unnamed house
190 8 Reasonably standard layout. Atrium with central impluvium. Tablinum. Triclinium. Plaster remnants. Ruinous state. Facade retains plasterwork and signs of graffiti.
f
Unnamed apartments
58 4 Small apartments. First floor overhangs street. Latrine with stairs up. Plaster remnants. Ruinous state.
g
House of P. Aemili Celeris
65 4 Small workshop with apartments. Plaster remnants with traces of fresco work. Stairs up. Ruinous state.

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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