The Building of Eumachia and the House of the Popidii

Eumachia, who inherited a large sum of money from her father, financed the construction of the Building of Eumachia, which faces the Forum of Pompeii (VII.9.1).  The inscription on colonnade at the front of the building read:

Eumachia, daughter of Lucius, public priestess, in her own name and that of her son, Marcus Numistrius Fronto, built at her own expense the colonnade, corridor and portico in honor of Augustan Concord and Piety and also dedicated them.

At the rear of the large building is the Vicolo di Eumachia (between VII.9.67 and VII.13.1) which intersects with Via dell’ Abbondanza.  Near the rear of the building where a ramp and staircase rise from the street to the upper level is a fountain with the head of Fortuna (VII.9.67).  Across Via dell’ Abbondanza from the Building of Eumachia is the house of the Popidii (VIII.3.4).

Part of Eumachia's Inscription

Part of Eumachia’s Inscription

SOURCE:  Part of Eumachia’s Inscription (Pompeii, Campania, Italy); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 08 August 2011.

Vicolo di Eumachia

Vicolo di Eumachia

SOURCE:  Vicolo di Eumachia (Pompeii, Campania, Italy); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 08 August 2011.

Fountain with Head of Fortuna

Fountain with Head of Fortuna

SOURCE:  Fountain with Head of Fortuna (Pompeii, Campania, Italy); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 08 August 2011.

House of the Popidii

House of the Popidii

SOURCE:  House of the Popidii (Pompeii, Campania, Italy); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 08 August 2011.

Copyright © 2011 by Stephen J. Danko

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