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A New Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome

Domus Cn. Pompei (House of Gnaeus Pompeius)

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(a). On the Carinae, near the temple of Tellus (Suet. de gramm. 15; App. BC 2.126; Vell. 2.77; Cic. de Har. resp. 49). It was ornamented with rostra taken from captured pirate ships (Cic. Phil. 2.68), and therefore called domus rostrata (Hist. Aug. Gord. 3). After the death of Pompeius the house became the property of Antonius (Cass. Dio 48.38; Flor. 2.18.4; de vir. ill. 84), and later of the imperial family. Tiberius lived in it before his accession (Suet. Tib. 15), and in the third century it is said to have belonged to the Gordiani (Hist. Aug. Gord. 2, 3, 6, 17).

(b). According to Plutarch (Pomp. 40) Pompeius built himself a finer house than he previously occupied, after the erection of his theater. This second house was probably near his HORTI in the campus Martius and on the slope of the Pincian.


Ulysses Notes:  Outside of Rome Pompey maintained other places of residency at Alba, Alsium, Baia, Cumae, Formiae, Picenum, Tusculum, to give only the well-documented estates.

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