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Economy of Pompeii. Work? Atrium (VII.1.46) Types of Economic Activity AGRICULTURE,Craft and Commerce, Shops and Markets, Bars and Inns.

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1 Economy of Pompeii

2 Work?

3 Atrium (VII.1.46)

4 Types of Economic Activity AGRICULTURE,Craft and Commerce, Shops and Markets, Bars and Inns

5 Evidence Preserved buildings and their contents Inscriptions Images Ancient Literary sources Analogies with later societies

6 Port Nola, Nuceria and Acherrae have as their port Pompeii on the River Sarno, which transports goods in both directions. (Strabo, Geography 5.4.8) River or Sea?

7 North of Marine Gate (Mooring blocks for ships???)

8 Fertility of Campania Of everything, not just in Italy, but in the whole world, the region of Campania is the most beautiful. Nothing more temperate than its climate: indeed, its spring flowers blossom twice. Nothing is more fertile than its land: consequently there is said to be a competition between Liber and Ceres. (Florus, Epitome 1.16)

9 Farming 140+ villas

10 Missing evidence- grain cultivation on small farms/

11 Vesuvius

12 Wine For around Vesuvius is the Murgentine vine, a very strong species from Sicily which some call Pompeian, productive only in fertile soil, like the Horconian variety, which is grown only in Campania. (Pliny the Elder, Natural History, 14.35)

13 Villa Pisanella (Boscoreale) ( ) 130x 82 ft.

14 Boscoreale ( Villa Pisanella) 72 +Dolia (12 for other uses) Cella vinaria Fermentation=9 days to many years.

15 Paintings

16 Boscoreale Treasure 108 silver vessels and 1,037 gold coins

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18 62 acres /24,000 gallons

19 Villa Regina at Boscoreale ( )

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21 2.5-5 acres/2,600 gallons

22 80 species of plants(olive,almond, fig, apricot, cherry, walnut)

23 Villa of the Mysteries

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26 Wine Press

27 Torcularium

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29 Amphorae Spain, Italy, Gaul, Switzerland, Germany, England, Tunisia (Holconii/Eumachii)

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31 Olive oil

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37 Wilhemina Jashemsky 10% of town=cultivation

38 Agriculture Within the town Reg. II.5 ( Forum Boarium?) 2,014 vine root cavities/ 58 trees/ wine press Triclinia

39 Flowers (Regions I and II) Orchard ( Region I)

40 House of the Ship Europa, (I.15.3)Market Garden 90x 180 ft. Vines, Fruit and nut trees

41 Kitchen garden

42 House of the Sarno Lararium Onions


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