John J. Dobbins and Pedar W. Foss, eds,
The World of Pompeii (Routledge, July 2007)

(supplementary teaching and reference material; in progress)

by Pedar W. Foss and Sarah E. Craft; updated January–February 2013 by A. Michael Binns

This page contains a series of links to web-pages or references to additional resources that elaborate or illustrate points in the text, organized by chapter and page number. For an immensely complex site such as Pompeii, one of the trickiest things is to find out the source for a particular piece of evidence. While it is impossible to illustrate every point in a chapter, by keying as many points as possible in chapters to external resources, a much fuller and more richly drawn picture may emerge for the reader who wishes to explore, especially regarding lesser-known sites, structures, and works of art. It does not tend to link to topics that should be sufficiently covered within the volume. It is all on one “page” to assist searches, and permit convenient download (note the proper citation format below). Besides the addenda, corrigenda for the volume are also included here, and placeholders for desiderata are indicated by ‘xxxxxxxxx’. If the same source is cited more than once in the same chapter, a cross-reference is made; citations of the same source in different chapters are repeated.

This page simply links to documents, illustrations and publications already available – it makes no claim of copyright on any of that material unless specifically noted for items generated by the editors or individual chapter authors. Additionally, the compiler of this resource (P. Foss) does not vouch for the reliability and accuracy of information at each external location, as web-sites constantly change, though he has tried to choose the best, most scholarly resources available at the time. He attempts to avoid, if possible, sites whose authors are not specified, or use pseudonyms. He does not link to sites that sell antiquities. Finally, several references are given to A. E. Cooley and M. G. L. Cooley, Pompeii. A Sourcebook, London, 2004, a useful compilation of primary sources, using the short title Cooley Sourcebook, followed by the reference number used in that book.

This site is under development. The original version was released on 9 July 2008; it has been updated in part by Foss [PWF], but largely by the substantial efforts of Michael Binns [AMB], University of Durham Department of Archaeology.

A dagger, “ † ”, after a link shows that it is broken (as of 16 Jan 2013+), and no replacement site is yet known. Some well known sites have moved, which includes the former site (the work of William Storage and Laura Maish), now migrated to The Perseus site at has been reorganised, but redirects quite smoothly. The Soprintendenza site for Pompeii has also been reorganised and moved, but it does not redirect; it is at present only available in Italian, and its contents are so far fairly thin: Where the older links can be updated to new URLs, this has been done without further comment usually, and the older links have been removed. All links not otherwise marked were found to be valid at the date when that chapter was checked. [AMB]

Additions or corrections may be sent to The format for citing this web-page should be Pedar W. Foss, Sarah E. Craft, and A. Michael Binns, “Marginalia for Dobbins and Foss’ The World of Pompeii,” (date stamp). The date stamp for this, most current, version is 1 March 2013.

Preface. John J. Dobbins and Pedar W. Foss [Section checked, AMB, 16 Jan 2013; additions, PWF, 22 Feb 2013; AMB, 30 Jan 2013]

Part I. Beginnings

Ch. 1: City and Country. An introduction. Pietro Giovanni Guzzo [Section checked, AMB, 18 Jan 2013; PWF, 27 Feb 2013]

Ch. 2: History and historical sources J.-P. Descoeudres [Section checked, AMB, 15 Feb 2013; PWF, 1 Mar 2013]

Ch. 3: Rediscovery and resurrection P. W. Foss

Ch. 4: The environmental and geomorphological context H. Sigurdsson

Ch. 5: Recent work on early Pompeii P. Carafa

          • p.63: The early Sanctuary of Apollo (cf. also ch. 6):
          • p.63: The first fortifications (cf. also ch.11):!OpenDocument&Click=
          • p.63: The early Doric Temple in the Triangular Forum (cf. also ch. 6): xxxxxxxxx
          • p.64: The mythological Labors of Hercules in Italy: Cooley Sourcebook A2-3;
          • p.64: The “absolute chronology” of the Trojan War, as suggested either by archaeology or literary sources: xxxxxxxxx
          • p.64: The prehistoric chronology of Campania (period names, estimated dates, etc.): xxxxxxxxx
          • p.64: For “impasto” pottery: xxxxxxxxx; for 9th-8th c. BC bronze fibulae: xxxxxxxxx
          • p.64: The Bottaro (aka S. Abbondio) Bronze-Age necropolis: Also this recent publication: M.A. Tafuri, Tracing Mobility and Identity. Bioarchaeology and Bone Chemistry of the Bronze Age Sant’Abbondio Cemetery (Pompeii, Italy), British Archaeological Reports no. 1359, 2005.
          • p.65: For the reconstruction of a sacred beech wood and votive Etruscan-style pillar in the area of House VI.5.17: xxxxxxxxx
          • p.65: Protohistoric cemeteries and villages inland from Pompeii: xxxxxxxxx
          • p.65: 8th-6th c. BC coastal emporia in Italy and interaction amongst Italic and eastern Mediterranean peoples: xxxxxxxxx
          • p.66: The apparent 5th-early 4th c. BC hiatus at Pompeii: xxxxxxxxx
          • p.66: The earliest phase of the Stabian Baths: Cooley Sourcebook D105
          • p.67: The ager Picentinus and ancient cities location between there and Rome: xxxxxxxxx
          • p.68: 4th-2nd c. BC Italic oppida in central and southern Italy: xxxxxxxxx

Ch. 6: The first sanctuaries S. De Caro

Ch. 7: The urban development of the pre-Roman city H. Geertman

Ch. 8: Building materials, construction methods, and chronologies J.-P. Adam

Ch. 8 Appendix: A note on Roman concrete (opus caementicium) and other wall construction J. J. Dobbins

II. The Community

Ch. 9: Development of Pompeii’s public landscape in the Roman period R. Ling

Ch. 10: Urban planning, roads, streets and neighborhoods C. W. Westfall

Ch. 11: The walls and gates C. Chiaramonte Trerè

Ch. 12: The forum and its dependencies J. J. Dobbins

Ch. 13: Urban, suburban and rural religion in the Roman period A. M. Small

Ch. 14: Amphitheatre, palaestra, and entertainment complexes C. Parslow

Ch. 15: The city baths A. O. Koloski-Ostrow

Ch. 16: The water system: supply and drainage G. Jansen

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III. Housing

Ch. 17: Domestic spaces and activities P. M. Allison

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Ch. 18: The development of the Campanian house A. Wallace-Hadrill

Ch. 19: Instrumentum domesticum – a case study J. Berry

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Ch. 20: Domestic decoration: paintings and the “Four Styles” V. M. Strocka

Ch. 21: Domestic decoration: mosaics and stucco J. R. Clarke

Ch. 22: Real and painted (imitation) marble at Pompeii J. C. Fant

          • p. 346 (n.32): Corrigendum: The address for the House of (M.) Fabius Rufus should be corrected from (VI.17 [Ins. Occ.].16-19) to: VII.16 [Ins. Occ.].17-22 (see Map 3). Publications using H. Eschebach’s map cite a slightly different numbering system for this property: VII Ins. Occ. 16-19. Meanwhile, Van der Poel’s Corpus Topographicum Pompeianum uses two systems: [19], [21-23] (see CTP vol. II, p.295n*8); and 19, A-C (1:1000 fold-out map in CTP vol. III). The inconsistencies are quite confusing; we sorry that our typographic error has not helped.

Ch. 23: Houses of Regions I and II S. Ciro Nappo

Ch. 24: Regions V and IX: early anonymous domestic architecture K. Peterse

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Ch. 25: Intensification, heterogeneity and power in the development of insual VI.1 R. Jones and D. Robinson

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Ch. 26: Rooms with a view: residences built on terraces (Regions VI-VIII) R. A. Tybout

          • p.411: Erratum: The small house listed at address VIII.2.P is uncertain; I do not know to what building it is referring.
          • p.416: Another possible oecus aegyptius was uncovered in the 1990s in the form of a large dining-room on the west side of the late second-century AD “Maison d’Africa” at El Djem (ancient Thysdrus, in modern Tunisia). See: (under “More pictures”, the fourth one down on the left side, a cut-away reconstruction of the house; cf. the large room off of the peristyle at upper right).

Ch. 27: Residences in Herculaneum J.-A. Dickmann

Ch. 28: Villas surrounding Pompeii and Herculaneum E. M. Moormann

IV. Society and economy

Ch. 29: Shops and industries F. Pirson

Ch. 30: Inns and taverns J. DeFelice

Ch. 31: Gardens W. F. Jashemski

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Ch. 32: The loss of innocence: Pompeian economy and society W. M. Jongman

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Ch. 33: Epigraphy and society J. Franklin

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Ch. 34: Pompeian women F. Bernstein

Ch. 35: The lives of slaves M. George

Ch. 36: Pompeian men and women in portrait sculpture K. E. Welch

          • p.550: Another kind of portrait, of a man’s image painted on glass, has been found at Pompeii:
          • p. 570 (n.70): A mould, taken from a deceased man’s face, and a plaster head of a woman, probably taken from a similar funerary mask or mould and re-touched to improve and add details, have been recovered from a small workshop in an industrial quarter of ancient Thysdrus (modern El Djem) in Tunisia. They date to the third century AD. They are illustrated in H. Slim, El Jem. Ancient Thysdrus, Tunis, 1996, pp. 68-9.
          • p.xx: For the Naples Museum page on the herm of L. Caecilius Iucundus:

Ch. 37: The tombs at Pompeii S. Cormack

          • p.586: An Oscan funerary inscription of a woman claiming to have lived 112 years: Cooley Sourcebook A14.

Ch. 38: Victims of the cataclysm E. Lazer

Ch. 39: Early published sources for Pompeii A. Laidlaw


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