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La Fortuna Visiva di Pompei
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Comitium

ID: 509

regio: 8, insula: 3, civico: 1,32,33

Preferred name: Comitium

Alternative names: SALA DELLE ELEZIONI, DEKKVIARIM, ELEZIONI (SALA DELLE), SAEPTA, SCUOLA, SCUOLA PUBBLICA, SEPTA, VERNA (SCUOLA DI), VERNUS (ECOLE DE)

Type: public buildings

Description:

This building borders the Civil Forum of Pompeii in the South-East corner. It consists of a quadrangular, irregular hall, open onto via degli Augustali and, through two entrances, onto the portico of the Forum. Inside the building, a tribune accessible through a flight of stairs is placed along the Southern side. It is flanked by another platform, interpreted as a further tribune, turned to the Forum. Two niches for statues are displayed in the Southern wall, besides the tribune. Two more niches are preserved in the Eastern side. Walls, deprived of their marble covering, show clear signs of transformations that have changed, over time, the overall appearance of the building.

Location: Pompeii

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