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Thermopolium of Vetutius Placidus

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Athanasia Varveri
Contributors: Jeffrey Becker
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Last modified Jul 29, 2015 09:57 AM History
The house and thermopolium of Vetutius Placidus (I,8,8) opens directly onto the south side of the Via dell'Abbondanza.

Base map by Ryan M. Horne for Pleiades and the Ancient World Mapping Center (ancient terrain after the Barrington Atlas). Map interaction design and implementation by Sean Gillies, David Glick, Alec Mitchell, and Tom Elliott for Pleiades.

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taberna, shop, townhouse


The thermopolium was a public establishment, often interpreted as a sort of 'snack-bar', in the Roman world. These establishments served drinks and hot foods, usually at the lunchtime meal (prandium). There are 89 such establishments known in Pompeii.

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Athanasia Varveri, and Jeffrey Becker, 'Thermopolium of Vetutius Placidus: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2015 <> [accessed: 05 June 2020]

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