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Pompeii Porta Nocera Tombs. Cippus of Suedius Clemens at Porta Nocera.

 

Porta Nocera Tombs Plan

 

Pompeii Porta Nocera. May 2012. Looking south through Porta Nocera to site of Cippus of Titus Suedius Clemens.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Pompeii Porta Nocera. May 2012. Looking south through Porta Nocera to site of Cippus of Titus Suedius Clemens.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Pompeii Porta Nocera. May 2011. Cippus of Titus Suedius Clemens. This is located at the junction of Via Nocera and Via delle Tombe, south of the Porta Nocera.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Pompeii Porta Nocera. May 2011. Cippus of Titus Suedius Clemens.

This is located at the junction of Via Nocera and Via delle Tombe, south of the Porta Nocera.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Pompeii Porta Nocera. May 2006. North side of Cippus of Titus Suedius Clemens.

Pompeii Porta Nocera. May 2006. North side of Cippus of Titus Suedius Clemens.

 

Pompeii Porta Nocera. May 2012. Cippus of Titus Suedius Clemens to the south of Porta Nocera.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Pompeii Porta Nocera. May 2012. Cippus of Titus Suedius Clemens to the south of Porta Nocera.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Pompeii Porta Nocera. May 2012. Inscription on south side of Cippus of Titus Suedius Clemens.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Pompeii Porta Nocera. May 2012. Inscription on south side of Cippus of Titus Suedius Clemens.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Pompeii Porta Nocera. May 2012. South side of Cippus of Titus Suedius Clemens.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee. The Cippus has the Latin inscription:

Ex auctoritate 
imp(eratoris) Caesaris 
Vespasiani Aug(usti)
loca publica, a privatis
possessa T(itus) Suedius 
Clemens tribunus causis 
cognitis et mensuris factis 
rei publicae Pompeianorum 
restituit,  

By virtue of authority conferred upon him by the Emperor Vespasian Caesar Augustus, 
Titus Suedius Clemens, tribune, having investigated the facts and taken measurements,
restored to the citizens of Pompeii public places illegally appropriated by private persons.

Similar Cippi were found at the Porta Ercolano, Porta Marina and the Porta Vesuvio.
The wording “rei publicae Pompeianorum” on one of these, discovered in 1763, was the first positive identification that the site was Pompeii. 
Until then scholars had divided opinions on the city buried under Cività.  
Many, including the first official excavators, thought it was the ancient city of Stabiae.
See Conticello, B., Ed, 1990. Rediscovering Pompeii. Rome: L’Erma di Bretschneider. (p. 225).

Pompeii Porta Nocera. May 2012. South side of Cippus of Titus Suedius Clemens.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

The Cippus has the Latin inscription:

 

Ex auctoritate

imp(eratoris) Caesaris

Vespasiani Aug(usti)

loca publica, a privatis

possessa T(itus) Suedius

Clemens tribunus causis

cognitis et mensuris factis

rei publicae Pompeianorum

restituit, 

 

By virtue of authority conferred upon him by the Emperor Vespasian Caesar Augustus,

Titus Suedius Clemens, tribune, having investigated the facts and taken measurements,

restored to the citizens of Pompeii public places illegally appropriated by private persons.

 

Similar Cippi were found at the Porta Ercolano, Porta Marina and the Porta Vesuvio.

The wording “rei publicae Pompeianorum” on one of these, discovered in 1763, was the first positive identification that the site was Pompeii.

Until then scholars had divided opinions on the city buried under Cività. 

Many, including the first official excavators, thought it was the ancient city of Stabiae.

See Conticello, B., Ed, 1990. Rediscovering Pompeii. Rome: L’Erma di Bretschneider. (p. 225).

 

Pompeii Porta Nocera. May 2012. Cippus of Titus Suedius Clemens.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.
The wording “REI PVBLICAE POMPEIANORVM” was the first positive identification that the site was Pompeii.

Pompeii Porta Nocera. May 2012. Cippus of Titus Suedius Clemens.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

The wording “REI PVBLICAE POMPEIANORVM” was the first positive identification that the site was Pompeii.

 

Pompeii Porta Nocera. May 2006. Cippus of Titus Suedius Clemens.

Pompeii Porta Nocera. May 2006. Cippus of Titus Suedius Clemens.

 

Pompeii Porta Nocera. May 2006. Looking north from the cippus on Via delle Tombe.

Pompeii Porta Nocera. May 2006. Looking north from the cippus on Via delle Tombe.

 

Pompeii Porta Nocera. December 2004. Tomb on south side of Via delle Tombe. Looking north to Porta Nocera.

Pompeii Porta Nocera. December 2004. Tomb on south side of Via delle Tombe.

Looking north to Porta Nocera.

 

Pompeii Porta Nocera. May 2006. Statues stored by tombs on south side of Via delle Tombe.

Pompeii Porta Nocera. May 2006. Statues stored by tombs on south side of Via delle Tombe.

 

Pompeii Porta Nocera. December 2004. Statues stored by tombs on south side of Via delle Tombe.

Pompeii Porta Nocera. December 2004. Statues stored by tombs on south side of Via delle Tombe.

 

Pompeii Porta Nocera. December 2004. Tombs on South West and North West sides of Via delle Tombe. Looking west from cippus.

Pompeii Porta Nocera. December 2004. Looking west from cippus.

Tombs on South West and North West sides of Via delle Tombe.

 

Pompeii Porta Nocera. December 2004. Looking west from cippus. Tombs on south west side of Via delle Tombe.

Pompeii Porta Nocera. December 2004. Looking west from cippus.

Tombs on south west side of Via delle Tombe.

 

 

Porta Nocera Tombs Plan