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Thermopolium of Vetutius Placidus

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Athanasia Varveri
Contributors: Jeffrey Becker
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Last modified Dec 27, 2020 10:44 PM History
The house and thermopolium of Vetutius Placidus (I,8,8) opens directly onto the south side of the Via dell'Abbondanza.

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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, 2020 <> [accessed: 28 September 2023]

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