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House of Sallust

House of Sallust

 

 

Address: Insula 2
Area: 950 square meters
Rooms: 13

 

 

 

House of Sallust  House of Sallust

The house of Sallust or Sallustius is located on the east side of Via Consolare, south of its junction with Vico di Narcisso. The Sallust House is named after an election notice written on the front of the building, in which Guy Sallust is recommended as a candidate for a political office. The House of Sallust sometimes also called the House of A. Koss Liban, after the name on the seal found in the house. Apparently A. Koss Liban was the last owner of the house during the eruption.

The house of Sallust was first excavated between 1805 and 1809. It was damaged by bombs during World War II, but was later restored in 1970. The house was built during the Samnite period and was built from tuff blocks.

 

 

 

 

House of Sallust  House of Sallust

The rooms on the left (north) side (f - h) of the mansion were used as a bakery. Those on the front of the building (b - e) were shops; two of them (b and c) during the eruption, opened into the corridor, and the other (e) consisted of 3 adjacent rooms. One of these rooms could be accessed from a side street. The rooms on the right (south) (s - v) were private apartments added later and connected to the rest of the house only through a corridor (l), which was converted from one of the side rooms of the main atrium-living room. The rest of the mansion was a rather symmetrical Roman house with its Tuscan living-room atrium and connected side rooms along with an internal garden behind. The building is different from other buildings in Pompeii since it was built to Roman possession, but apparently was converted into a hotel during the time of the Roman Empire. Shops on both sides of the entrance were rebuilt into the corridor entrances as well as the street. Several rooms were enlarged by the addition of a second floor, which could be reached via the stairs in the room (o). Access to private apartments on the south side was controlled by a curtain located at the entrance (l).

 

House of Sallust  House of Sallust

House of Sallust  House of Sallust