This index is based on the full names in a house name: You will find the same Pompeii house may have many different names or has been renamed or referred to by different names, accurately or inaccurately, over the last few centuries. Not all houses have names. Where there are nameplates on the houses themselves we have used these but most have no nameplate on them.
The original Roman house names and numbers are not known. Those in use today have evolved in a variety of ways since the site was rediscovered and excavated. Some houses or shops are named after possible owners if a named artefact such as a seal, or graffiti for example have been found there. Others are named after paintings or significant discoveries such as a surgeons instruments or architectural features. Many were named after visiting dignitaries, who sometimes visited several times or to several houses and each house may have the same or a similar name.
Many of the index entries have been collected from various books on Pompeii each of which may have discrepancies, disagreements or differences according to the view or language of the author. We have not checked these out and feel the index will be more useful with more entries in than less. If it is important to your research you should check these out yourself. The numbers given in the index correspond to the numbers on the doorway, on the plan and onsite.
You can use the pompeiiinpictures House Names button on the top of any page to get back to this page.
Casa di P Casca Longus could have entries
under C for Casca Such as: Casca Longus (House of P.) I.6.11
under L for Longus Such as: Longus (Casa di P. Casca) I.6.11
but will not have an entry under "P" or "Casa" or "di" or "House"
I.6.11 is the house page that this name will be found on and if you click on I.6.11 you will go directly to that page.
On that page you will see the house has been known by three different names:
Casa dei Quadretti Teatrali (after the theatrical paintings in the atrium)
Domus of Calavius Crescens and Calavia Optata (after graffiti found on the house).
Casa di Casca Longus (from the name incised in the tops of three marble table legs).