Buildings of the Forum in Pompeii and Herculaneum

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					 Buildings of the Forum in
Pompeii and Herculaneum

     Herculaneum   Pompeii

Religious Buildings

Political Buildings

Economic Buildings
   The Forum of
    Herculaneum hasn’t been
    excavated yet as there is
    a modern day town built     Forum Baths,
    over half of Herculaneum

   It can be expected that
    their was a market and
    certain Religious           Overview of
    buildings and political     Herculaneum
Religious Buildings of Pompeii

        Temple of Apollo

        Temple of Jupiter

    Temple of The Public Lares
Political Buildings of Pompeii

      Law court – Basilica

     Voting Hall – Comitum
Economic Buildings of Pompeii

           Food Market

       Building of Eumachia
               Temple of Apollo
   The temple is dedicated to the
    Greek/Roman God Apollo

   The temple of Apollo is situated on the
    west side of the forum.

   Out the Front of the temple was a          outside
    marble alter that Roman Magistrates          the
    would burn sacrifices on which links       Temple
    religion and politics.                    of Apollo

   The cult of Apollo was very popular in
    Campania Which is indicated by the
    size of the temple and the property in
    which it is built upon.
                 Temple of Jupiter
   Also known as the Temple of Capitoline

   Built in the Mid century BC, located at the
    head of the forum. Measuring 10 feet in
    height, 121 feet in length, and 56 feet in
    width.                                        Temple of
   This was the period which roman Gods           Pompeii
    superseded Greek Gods and as such the
    Temple of Jupiter overtook the temple of
    Apollo as demonstrated by its position at
    the head of the Forum.
        Temple of the Public Lares
   Built on the East side of the forum.

   Built after the Earthquakes of 62A.D
    and was dedicated to Pompeii’s
    tutelary God’s.

   The temple had no roof and an alter in
    the centre which small amounts of        TEMPLE OF
    sacrificial remains have been found on   THE PUBLIC
                                               LARES -
    the alter and in the rear wall was a      POMPEII
    small niche which most likely would
    have housed the towns three Gods.
             Building of Eumachia
   The Building of the Eumachia
    is located at east side of the
    Forum. It was the seat of the
    Corporation of the Fullones.
    This consisted of the cloth-
    makers, launderers, and
    dyers. The beautiful statue of
    Eumachia was located here. It
    is now located in the            Building of Eumachia,
    Archeological museum of                 Pompeii
               Law Court - Basilica
   Located at the southwest end
    of the of the forum.

   The basilica of Pompeii is dated
    at the end of the second
    century B.C.

   The Basilica was first a market
                                        The Front of the Basilica,
    but after the earthquake of                 Pompeii
    62A.D it was made into the
    judicial court and as such is the
    most important political
    building in Pompeii.
             Voting Hall - Comitum
   Located on the southeast end
    of the forum.

   The Comitum That was
    recovered had 5 entrances in
    the northern and eastern walls
    to ensure that voters could      Comitum, Pompeii
    ensure that the voters could
    enter from the forum and go
    straight into the

   The voting for the electoral
    positions was held in the
          Food Market

   The food market was a building in
       the north east corner of the
      Pompeii that wood have sold
    produce such as olives, wine and
       mostly lamb as the lands of
     Campania were more suited to
        grazing sheep than cattle.

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