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Regio VIII

Gladiators' Barracks

 

The big square with the porticos behind the stage of the theater was originally used as a foyer for the public during the breaks of the shows. 

 

The general lack of buildings due to the earthquake of 62 A.D. caused it to be transformed into a gymnasium and hotel for the gladiators and their families. That's why it is called Gladiators' Barracks. The body of a fettered slave and that of a bejewelled matron gone to see a young gladiator were found during the excavation.

 

Marina Gate | Imperial Villa

Antiquarium | Temple of Venus

Basilica | Curie

Comitium | Doric Temple

Gladiators' Barracks | Odéion

Theater | Samnite Palæstra

Temple of Isis | Temple of Zeus Melichios

Temple of Mefite

House of Cornelio Rufo | Via dell'Abbondanza

Via Marina | Via dei Teatri

Via del Tempio di Iside

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