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Regio IX

House of Gaius Julius Polybius


The House of Gauis Julius Polybius has two atria. The first is completely covered, while the second has a compluvium and no columns (tuscanico). 


Particularly elegant is the decoration of the black hall at the end of the garden which portrays Dirce's punishment. The house was being restored because of the damages caused by the earthquake. This  explains the presence of a quantity of lime in the first atrium. One of the rooms was used to keep a collection of bronzes, among which a statue of the Ephebe lamp-holder (lampadophoros) similar to the Apollo of Piombino and a laconic crater bearing a Greek inscription on its edge.


Central Baths | House of Marcus Lucretius

House of M. Epidio Rufo | Workshop of Verecundus

Thermopolium of the Asellinæ | House of Gaius Julius Polybius

House of Obellius Firmus | House of the Centenary


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