Pompeian Households: Copyright and credit information

Print publication information

The following Library of Congress publication information applies to the printed volume this site accompanies:

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Allison, Penelope Mary.
    Pompeian households: an analysis of the material culture  /
Penelope M. Allison.
       p. cm. – (Monograph 42)
    Includes bibliographical references and index.
    ISBN 0-917956-96-6
   1. Pompeii (Extinct city) – Social life and customs. 
   2. Material culture – Italy – Pompeii (Extinct city) 
   3. Furniture – Italy – Pompeii (Extinct city) 
   4. Architecture, Domestic – Italy – Pompeii (Extinct city)
I. Title. 
II. Monograph (Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA); 42.
  DG70.P7 A645 2001
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The on-line companion

The relational databases, XML documents, and SVG graphics behind this site, and the Cocoon project delivering this material to the World Wide Web were developed by Neel Smith and Katie Lamberto, College of the Holy Cross, and Ross Scaife, University of Kentucky. CSS stylesheets are derived from examples by Christopher Blackwell, Furman University.

Digital source material

This on-line companion to Pompeian Households comprises the digital databases, compiled by Penelope Allison and edited by Jaimie Lovell, and the house and room databases, originally written as text by Penelope Allison. The latter was initially converted into digital format and compiled with preliminary databases by:

Editorial Board of the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA: Jeanne E. Arnold, Marilyn Beaudry-Corbett, Susan Downey, Ernestine S. Elster, Lothar von Falkenhausen, Charles Stanish, and Jo Anne Van Tilburg

The Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA:
Charles Stanish, Director
Julia L. Sanchez, Assistant Director and Director of Publications
Louise Krasniewicz, Director of Digital Archaeology Laboratory

Production by Judith Botsai, Erin Carter, Tara Carter, Louise Krasniewicz, Merlin Ramsey, Ken Stuart, Brenda Johnson-Grau, and Alice Wang


The data and analysis included in this website was compiled as part of a doctoral thesis in the Department of Archaeology at the University of Sydney. Data collection began in 1987 and the thesis was completed in 1992. For permission to carry out this research I am indebted to Profssa. Maria Giuseppina Cerulli Irelli, Prof. Stefano De Caro, Prof. Baldassare Conticello, Prof. Pietro Giovanni Guzzo, and Dr. Antonio Varone of the Soprintendenza Archeologica di Pompei. For their valuable assistance during my fieldwork campaigns, especially for the archival and artifact research, I am grateful to all the staff of the Soprintendenza Archeologica di Pompei, particularly Dr. Antonio d’Ambrosio, Sg. Luigi Matrone, Sg. Franco Striano, Sg. Ciro Sicigniano, and Sga. Maria Oliva Auricchio. I also thank the Soprintendenza for providing some of the archival photographs and am grateful to Antonio Varone, Sg. Antonio Parlato, and Dssa. Greta Stephanie in this regard.

I am indebted to the Australian Expedition to Pompeii and its directors, Prof. Richard Apperley (University of New South Wales), Prof. Jean-Paul Descœudres (University of Geneva), and Prof. Frank Sear (University of Melbourne), for providing me with my first opportunity to research in Pompeii and to the British Pompeii Research Committee and its field director, Prof. Roger Ling (University of Manchester), for provided the opportunity to include a detailed study of the finds from the Insula de Menandro in my research. Likewise, I acknowledge the companionship of the members of the German Expedition to Pompeii, especially Prof. Volker M. Strocka, Prof. Wolfgang Ehrhardt (who introduced me to the Giornali degli Scavi in the Pompeii archives), Dr. Florian Seiler, and Dr. Thomas Fröhlich. I am especially grateful to Joyce Agee for her excellent photographs, taken under less than ideal conditions, and her for much-needed companionship in the field in 1995.

I am grateful to the British School at Rome and the German Archaeological Institute, especially to the library staff, Valerie Scott, Dr. Horst Blanck, and Dr. Richard Neudecker, for their friendliness and helpfulness while carrying out the research. I am also grateful to Mr. Halsted B. Van der Poel for the use of his private library and for access to his reference material. Among the numerous other people, whose support and assistance I acknowledge, are my doctoral thesis supervisor, Ass. Prof. Roland Fletcher (University of Sydney); the late Dr Tim Potter and Dr. Ralph Jackson (Department of Prehistoric and Romano-British Antiquities, the British Museum); Dr. Stefan Mols (University of Nijmegen); Mme. Suzanne Tassinari (Musée du Louvre); Prof. Eric Moormann (University of Amsterdam); and Dr. Estelle Lazer and Dr Diana Modesto (University of Sydney).

Most importantly, for this website, I am grateful to Dr Jaimie Lovell (University of Sydney) who helped convert the thesis database into a more user-friendly format; to Louise Krasniewicz, Brenda Johnson-Grau, and Ken Stuart, (Cotsen Institute for Archaeology) who prepared it for digitial publication; to Leslie Ellen Jones (Cotsen Institute for Archaeology) who collected all the material to hand over to the Stoa Consortium, and to Neel Smith, Katie Lamberto and Ross Scaife (Stoa Consortium) for their commitment to the website production.

Funds to carry out research and fieldwork were provided by an Australian Postgraduate Award, a British School at Rome Scholarship in Italian Studies and Grant in Aid of Research, and a grant from the British Federation of University Women. A visiting fellowship in the Department of Prehistory and Archaeology, University of Sheffield (1997), and a U2000 Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in the Department of Archaeology at the University of Sydney (1997-200) provided the opportunity to prepare the data for publication. Funds for development of the website were provided by the Editorial Board of the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA (Director Prof. Julia Sanchez) and a Strategic Funds Grant from School of Archaeology and Anthropology, Australian National University.

Penelope M. Allison