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Pompeii, its history, buildings, and antiquities : an account of the destruction of the city with a full description of the remains, and of the recent excavations, and also an itinerary for visitors . of state carried thither by their slaves. Flanking theorchestra, and elevated considerably above it, are observabletwo divisions, appropriated, one perhaps to the proconsul, orduumvirs and their officers, the other to the vestal virgins,or to the use of the person who gave the entertainments.This is the more likely, because in the smaller theatre, wherethese boxes, if we may call them so, are als

Pompeii, its history, buildings, and antiquities : an account of the destruction of the city with a full description of the remains, and of the recent excavations, and also an itinerary for visitors . of state carried thither by their slaves. Flanking theorchestra, and elevated considerably above it, are observabletwo divisions, appropriated, one perhaps to the proconsul, orduumvirs and their officers, the other to the vestal virgins,or to the use of the person who gave the entertainments.This is the more likely, because in the smaller theatre, wherethese boxes, if we may call them so, are als Stock Photo
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Pompeii, its history, buildings, and antiquities : an account of the destruction of the city with a full description of the remains, and of the recent excavations, and also an itinerary for visitors . of state carried thither by their slaves. Flanking theorchestra, and elevated considerably above it, are observabletwo divisions, appropriated, one perhaps to the proconsul, orduumvirs and their officers, the other to the vestal virgins,or to the use of the person who gave the entertainments.This is the more likely, because in the smaller theatre, wherethese boxes, if we may call them so, are also found, they havea commimication with the stage. This theatre ajipears to have been entirely covered withmarble; the benches of the cavea were of marble, theorchestra was of marble, the scene with all its ornaments wasalso of marble; and yet of this profusion of marble only afew fragments remain. It appears, from an inscription foundin it, to have been erected, or much improved, by one * Donaldsons Pompeii. 206 POMPEII. Holcouius Rufus. Upon the first step of the orchestra wasanother inscription, composed of bronze letters let into themarble. The metal has been carried away, but the cavities. Fiute-player, from a Painting at Pompeii. in the marble still remain. They were placed so as partlyto encompass a statue, and ran thus :— M. HOLCONIO. M. F. RVFO. II. V.I.D. QVINQVIEN3. ITER. QVINQ. TRIB. MIL. A. P. FLAMEN. AVG. PATH. COLON. D.D. THE THEATRES. 207 signifying, that the colony dedicated this to its patron,M. Holconius Rufns, son of Marcus: then follow his titles.

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