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Opera Pompei (Buildings of Pompeius)
Primary Sources: The theater of Pompey remained one of the most beloved landmarks in Rome for over five hundred years. Yet while Pompey built more than his theater complex, sadly very little of any of his monumental constructions survive. The remains of classical literature allow a glimpse--dim as it be may--into Pompey's quite prodigious building endeavors. Herein you will find translations of every ancient and medieval source for the monuments of Pompey the Great. Original text is included for all Greek and Latin sources. Unlike the typical collection of testimonia, the full context of every passage is preserved.
You will need SGREEK installed on your computer in order to view the Greek text. See below for further details.
The First Stone Theater in Rome: The Theater of Pompey usually receives the distinction of being Rome's first permanent theater. It was, however, apparently the second stone theater to built, having been preceded by an abortive attempt in the mid-second century B.C.
Classic Studies: These section contains articles and extracts from early modern studies, which are now public domain material.
Bibliography: A fairly complete bibliography of secondary literature for the monuments of Cn. Pompeius Magnus. French, German, and Italian citations are included. PDF format. Rather than open up Acrobat Reader inside your browser, we recommend that you right-click the link and save to a local drive.
Current Research and News on the Theater of Pompey: If you have news to add, please let us know.
The Theater of Pompey and Living Rome: If you want to study in style or wine and dine in the stones of Pompey's time, look no further.
Imagines - Image Database: Architecture, sculpture, and coins are featured in the Image Database.
Click here to download the SGREEK font in zip format.|
You may need a utility such as WINZIP to extract it. Note: Winzip is shareware. There are freeware versions available which are just as good, like FilZip.
If you download SGREEK, you might also want to print out this keyboard reference guide.