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SELECT RESIDENCES IN REGIONS V AND IX: Early anonymous domestic architecture

ByKees Peterse

Many publications refer to the House of the Surgeon (VI.1.10) as the perfectexample of early domestic architecture in Pompeii.1 This is true as far as elite architecture is concerned.2 Most fourth-and third-century BC houses, however, were considerably smaller and had a somewhat different spatial arrangement. Good examples of these smaller houses can be found in Regions V and IX. Two of them are presented here in some detail: the “anonymous” Houses (V.4.c) and (IX.1.29).