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Reg V, Ins 4

General Description

House of Lucretius Fronto Reg V, Ins 4 lies along the southern edge of Regio V, on the north side of the Via di Nola.
The insula contains mainly domestic properties, with small shops and bars interspersed along Via di Nola.

Among the houses in the insula are the House of the Flamen, the House of Fabius Secundus and the House M. Samellius Modestus. The most interesting property, however, is the House of M. Lucretius Fronto which is expanded on here.

Plan of the Insula..


Full List of Properties

Name or Description
Area (Sq.m)
No of Rooms
Decoration and Comments
Unnamed house and bakery 344 10 Millstones. Oven. Little remaining decoration. Plaster remnants. Stairs up, Shop at No.2. Ruinous state.
3 House of the Flamen 276 12 Narrow standard atrium/garden plan. Atrium. Tablinum. Peristyle. Some surviving decoration. Semi ruinous state.
4 Shop 18 1 Undecorated single room. Ruinous condition.
5 Shop 38
Undecorated shop. Room to rear. Plaster remnants in rear room. Ruinous state.
6,7,8 Shop and Caupona of Spatalus 156 7 Undecorated shop at No.6. Decorated polychrome marble counter in caupona. Oven. Workbench. Dolia. Some surviving decoration. Side entrance at No.8.
9 Unnamed house 172 8 Non standard layout. No remaining decoration. Ruinous state.
10 Unnamed house 100 8 Non standard plan. No decoration visible. Ruinous state.
12 Unnamed house 27 2 Non standard layout. No decoration visible. Ruinous state. Linked to 13
13 House of Fabius Secundus 253 13 Non standard layout. Some surviving decoration. Ruinous state.
a,11 House of M. Lucretius Fronto 463 15 Fairly standard atrium/garden plan. Atrium, with impluvium, marble table and mosaic flooring. Tablinum. Third style decoration throughout. Posticum at No.11.
b Unnamed house 191 8 Non standard plan. Little or no surviving decoration. Summer triclinium. Ruinous state.
c House of M. Samellius Modestus 200 11 Atrium. Tablinum. Some surviving decoration. Partly excavated. 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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