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Articles and extracts from various modern works whose copyrights have fallen into public domain (or otherwise contain no copyright restrictions) are assembled in this place for your review. Most of the works from the early twentieth century have aged considerably well. Despite their hoariness in years they still exhibit lucid and reliable thoughts. PDF format documents require Adobe Acrobat 5.0 or later to open. To read these files, it is recommended that you simply right-click and save to your local disk.
For items of a less aged vintage, please refer to the Bibliography for the Monuments of Cn. Pompeius Magnus.
Selections from Robert Burn's Rome and the Campagna. Originally published in 1876. Not wholly trustworthy, but still contains some interesting observations among the flawed ones.
Selections from Rodolfo Lancinai's The Ruins of Excavations of Ancient Rome. Originally published in 1897. Interesting notes on the recovery of pieces of sculpture perhaps associated with the theater-complex. PDF format.
Selections from H. Stuart Jones' A Catalogue of the Ancient Sculpture Preserved in the Municipal Collections of Rome: The Sculptures of the Museo Capitolino. Originally published in 1912. These extracts contain details of sculpture believed to have been associated with Pompey and his theatre-complex. PDF format.
J. Rolfe, "Notes on Suetonius." [Transactions and Proceedings of the American Philological Association 1914 (45): 35-47.] This article provides commentary for a number of items in Suetonius. The first item, relevant particularly to this site, discusses the meaning of a “regia” which is related to the Theater of Pompey. The passage in question is Suet. Aug. 31.5.
A Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome by Samuel Ball Platner and Thomas Ashby. Originally published in 1926. Encyclopedic entries on the monuments of Pompeius. Exclusive formatting includes text and translation of all citations.
G. Marchetti-Longhi, "Theatrum Lapideum." [Capitolium 1926: 531-544.] Italian. Complete conversion. PDF format.
Antonio Maria Colini, "Il problema archeologico del teatro di Pompeo." [Capitolium 1927: 118-122.] A hoary but still valuable article (in Italian) on the theater of Pompey. PDF format.
Cynthia Barnes, “Recreating Pompey for Modern Eyes.” A survey of the recent (and very limited) excavations of the theater of Pompey published in the July 2004 issue of Humanities. This link opens a new window to an offsite page.
If you are looking for more recent scholarship, please visit the following sections of the Theatrum Pompei Project:
Bibliography for the Monuments of Cn. Pompeius Magnus. PDF format. The word “comprehensive” sufficiently describes this work.
Current Research and News on the Theater of Pompey