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VIII.7.20 Pompeii. Teatro Grande or Large Theatre.

 

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For more details of the Large Theatre:

See Mau, A., 1907, translated by Kelsey F. W. Pompeii: Its Life and Art. New York: Macmillan. pages 141-152.

 

VIII.7.20 Pompeii. May 2006. Looking east, above the arched entrance would have been the Tribunal.

VIII.7.20 Pompeii. May 2006. Looking east, above the arched entrance would have been the Tribunal.

 

VIII.7.20 Pompeii.  May 2006. Tribunal on east side. This was a rectangular platform, reserved for seats for special guests or honoured visitors. There was also one on the west side - one on either side of the stage.

VIII.7.20 Pompeii. May 2006. Tribunal on east side.

This was a rectangular platform, reserved for seats for special guests or honoured visitors.

There was also one on the west side - one on either side of the stage.

 

VIII.7.20 Pompeii. May 2006.  Arched entrance for ramp leading to media cavea.  Looking east.

VIII.7.20 Pompeii. May 2006. Arched entrance for ramp leading to media cavea. Looking east.

 

VIII.7.20 Pompeii. May 2006.  Arched entrance for ramp leading to media cavea.  Looking west.

VIII.7.20 Pompeii. May 2006. Arched entrance for ramp leading to media cavea. Looking west.

 

VIII.7.20 Pompeii.  May 2006. Looking south west across site of stage.

VIII.7.20 Pompeii. May 2006. Looking south-west across site of stage.

 

VIII.7.20 Pompeii.  May 2006. Looking south west across site of stage.

VIII.7.20 Pompeii. May 2006. Looking south-west across site of stage.

 

VIII.7.20 Pompeii. May 2006. Looking south west across site of stage. 
According to Cooley:
The Holconii (two brothers, or perhaps less likely father and son) greatly increased the theatre seating capacity.
They added a new upper section of seating supported by vaulted passageways, or a crypt. 
They also created two privileged areas of seating, or boxes, over the covered corridors leading into the orchestra from either side of the theatre. 
There were multiple inscriptions recording the benevolence of Marcus Holconius Rufus and Marcus Holconius Celer.
These were set up in different parts of the theatre including two identical inscriptions, each well over 6 metres long, in the area of the stage.

MM(arci) Holconii Rufus et Celer cryptam tribunalia thea[trum] s(ua) p(ecunia)    [CIL X 833]
MM(arci) Holco[nii] Rufus et Celer [cryp]tam tribunalia theatrum s(ua) p(ecunia)    [CIL X 834]

Marcus Holconius Rufus and Marcus Holconius Celer built) at their own expense the crypt, boxes and theatre seating.

See Cooley, A. and M.G.L., 2004. Pompeii : A Sourcebook. London : Routledge. p. 67.

VIII.7.20 Pompeii. May 2006. Looking south-west across site of stage.

According to Cooley:

The Holconii (two brothers, or perhaps less likely father and son) greatly increased the theatre seating capacity.

They added a new upper section of seating supported by vaulted passageways, or a crypt.

They also created two privileged areas of seating, or boxes, over the covered corridors leading into the orchestra from either side of the theatre.

There were multiple inscriptions recording the benevolence of Marcus Holconius Rufus and Marcus Holconius Celer.

These were set up in different parts of the theatre including two identical inscriptions, each well over 6 metres long, in the area of the stage.

 

MM(arci) Holconii Rufus et Celer cryptam tribunalia thea[trum] s(ua) p(ecunia)    [CIL X 833]

MM(arci) Holco[nii] Rufus et Celer [cryp]tam tribunalia theatrum s(ua) p(ecunia)    [CIL X 834]

 

Marcus Holconius Rufus and Marcus Holconius Celer built) at their own expense the crypt, boxes and theatre seating.

 

See Cooley, A. and M.G.L., 2004. Pompeii: A Sourcebook. London: Routledge. p. 67.

 

VIII.7.20 Pompeii.  May 2006. Site of stage.

VIII.7.20 Pompeii. May 2006. Site of stage.

 

VIII.7.20 Pompeii.  May 2006. Site of stage.

VIII.7.20 Pompeii. May 2006. Site of stage.

 

8.7.20 Pompeii. September 2011. Large Theatre, looking south to Gladiator’s Barracks. 
Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

8.7.20 Pompeii. September 2011. Large Theatre, looking south to Gladiator’s Barracks. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

VIII.7.20 Pompeii, 1968. Looking south-west. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.
Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.
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VIII.7.20 Pompeii, 1968. Looking south-west. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.

Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.

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VIII.7.20 Pompeii. July 2012. Looking south-west across stage area of Large Theatre, towards steps leading to Triangular Forum. Photo courtesy of John Vanko. His father took the identical photo in February 1952, see below.

VIII.7.20 Pompeii. July 2012. Looking south-west across stage area of Large Theatre, towards steps leading to Triangular Forum.

Photo courtesy of John Vanko. His father took the identical photo in February 1952, see below.

 

VIII.7.20 Pompeii. February 1952. 
Looking south-west across stage area of Large Theatre, towards steps leading to Triangular Forum.
Photo courtesy of John Vanko. His father took this photo in 1952, identical to the one above.

VIII.7.20 Pompeii. February 1952. Looking south-west across stage area of Large Theatre, towards steps leading to Triangular Forum.

Photo courtesy of John Vanko. His father took this photo in 1952, identical to the one above.

 

VIII.7.20 Pompeii. June 2010.  Looking south across stage to Gladiators Barracks. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VIII.7.20 Pompeii. June 2010. Looking south across stage to Gladiators Barracks. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VIII.7.20 Pompeii. June 2010. Stage. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VIII.7.20 Pompeii. June 2010. Stage. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VIII.7.20 Pompeii. July 2012. Looking south in Large Theatre. Photo courtesy of John Vanko. His father took the identical photo in February 1952, see below.

VIII.7.20 Pompeii. July 2012. Looking south in Large Theatre.

Photo courtesy of John Vanko.

His father took the identical photo in February 1952, see below.

 

VIII.7.20 Pompeii. February 1952. Looking south in Large Theatre. Photo courtesy of John Vanko. His father took this photo in 1952, identical to the one above.

VIII.7.20 Pompeii. February 1952. Looking south in Large Theatre.

Photo courtesy of John Vanko.

His father took this photo in 1952, identical to the one above.

 

VIII.7.20 Pompeii. 5th June 1925. Looking south-east towards the stage of the Large Theatre. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VIII.7.20 Pompeii. 5th June 1925. Looking south-east towards the stage of the Large Theatre.

Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VIII.7.20 Pompeii. 2nd February 1924. Looking south towards stage from top of Theatre.  
Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VIII.7.20 Pompeii. 2nd February 1924. Looking south towards stage from top of Theatre. 

Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VIII.7.20 Pompeii. 1905. Looking south towards the stage in the Large Theatre. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VIII.7.20 Pompeii. 1905. Looking south towards the stage in the Large Theatre. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VIII.7.20 Pompeii. Late 19th century photograph by R. Rive, no.126. Looking south from Large Theatre towards Gladiators Barracks. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VIII.7.20 Pompeii. Late 19th century photograph by R. Rive no.126.

Looking south from Large Theatre towards Gladiators Barracks. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VIII.7.20 Pompeii. June 2010. Looking from the summa cavea down to the orchestra. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VIII.7.20 Pompeii. June 2010. Looking from the summa cavea down to the orchestra.

Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

 

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