John J. Dobbins and Pedar W. Foss, eds, The World of Pompeii (Routledge, July 2007)


August Mau, Pompeii: Its Life and Art (2nd ed., 1907)

translated by Francis W. Kelsey

Scans and PDFs prepared by Meredith Coats, DePauw University: file download sizes shown in Mb.

Resetting, corrections, and additions, Michael Binns, University of Durham, 20-Jan-2013



Mau-Kelsey has been the standard handbook on Pompeii for the last century, and was the inspiration for The World of Pompeii. Now out of copyright and in the public domain, we reproduce it here as an additional resource for students and scholars of Pompeii. Individual chapters are provided as PDF files, from a grayscale 300 dpi scan of the original. Plans that precede chapters are included in the scans of that chapter, and are also collected in the “Plans I–VI” file at the end of the book. All other plates and illustrations appear within their chapter files.


   Chapter illustrations include:

  Plates (numbered)

∏ large Plans (numbered) with Key

π  small plans

§   sections

®  reconstructions

Number of items shown by repetition. Other illustrations are drawings and photographs.


[Prefatory Material]

Title Pages, ¶ I (frontispiece), Preface to the First Edition, Second Edition, Contents, Illustrations i–xxv [8.3 MB]

Introduction

I The Situation of Pompeii [figs. 1–3 map] 1–7 [3.0 Mb]

II Before 79 [figs. 4–6] 8–18 [4.8 Mb]

III The City Overwhelmed [fig. 7] 19–24 [2.5 Mb]

IV The Unearthing of the City [fig. 8] 25–30 [2.7 Mb]

V A Bird’s-Eye View [∏ I] 31–34 [2.4 Mb]

VI Building Materials, Construction, and Architectural Periods [figs. 9–12] 35–44 [4.7 Mb]


Part I: Public Places and Buildings

VII The Forum [∏ II; figs. 13–17 ®] 45–60 [7.7 Mb]

VIII General View of the Buildings about the Forum – The Temple of Jupiter [figs. 18–22 π] 61–69 [3.9 Mb]

IX The Basilica [¶ IX f.p. 70 (listed in error as “f.p. 338”; figs. 23–27 π ®® π-§] 70–79 [4.9 Mb]

X The Temple of Apollo [¶ II f.p. 88; figs. 28–32 π §-® ®] 80–90 [5.6 Mb]

XI The Buildings at the Northwest Corner of the Forum, and the Table … [figs. 33–34 π] 91–93 [1.3 Mb]

XII The Macellum [figs. 35–39 π ®] 94–101 [3.5 Mb]

XIII The Sanctuary of the City Lares [figs. 40–42 π §-® §-®] 102–105 [1.5 Mb]

XIV The Temple of Vespasian [figs. 43–46 π ®] 106–109 [1.9 Mb]

XV The Building of Eumachia [figs. 45–50 π ®®] 110–118 [3.7 Mb]

XVI The Comitium [fig. 51 π] 119–120 [0.9 Mb]

XVII The Municipal Buildings [figs. 52–53 π] 121–123 [1.2 Mb]

XVIII The Temple of Venus Pompeiana [figs. 54–56 ππ] 124–129 [2.6 Mb]

XIX The Temple of Fortuna Augusta [figs. 57–59 π ®] 130–132 [1.5 Mb]

XX General View … Stabian Gate – Forum Tri… [∏ III; ¶ III f.p. 134; figs. 60–63 ® π ®]  133–140 [4.8 Mb]

XXI The Large Theatre [figs. 64–65 π] 141–152 [5.2 Mb]

XXII The Small Theatre [figs. 66–70 π §] 153–156 [2.0 Mb]

XXIII The Theatre Colonnade, Used as Barracks for Gladiators [¶ IV f.p. 160; figs. 71–74 π] 157–164 [4.1 Mb]

XXIV The Palaestra [figs. 75–77 π] 165–167 [1.4 Mb]

XXV The Temple of Isis [figs. 78–83 π ®®] 168–182 [6.6 Mb]

XXVI The Temple of Zeus Milichius [figs. 84–85 π] 183–185 [1.2 Mb]

XXVII The Baths at Pompeii. – The Stabian Baths [¶ V f.p. 188; figs. 86–90 π ® §] 186–201 [7.3 Mb]

XXVIII The Baths near the Forum [figs. 91–93 π §] 202–207 [2.5 Mb]

XXIX The Central Baths [figs. 94–95 π] 208–211 [1.6 Mb]

XXX The Amphitheatre [¶ VI f.p. 216; figs. 86–101 π § π] 212–226 [7.2 Mb]

XXXI Streets, Water System, and Wayside Shrines [figs. 102–107 ππ] 227–236 [4.5 Mb]

XXXII The Defences of the City [figs. 109–113 π ® ππ] 237–244 [3.6 Mb]


Part II: The Houses


XXXIII The Pompeian House [¶ VII f.p. 260; figs. 114–131 ® π] 245–279 [15.3 MB]
I. Vestibule, Fauces and Front door π-§; 

II. The Atrium π §; 

III. The Tablinum;

IV. The Alae; 

V. The Rooms about the Atrium. The Andron; 

VI. Garden, Peristyle, and Rooms about the Peristyle; 

VII. Sleeping Rooms §; 

VIII. Dining Rooms ππ; 

IX. The Kitchen, the Bath, and the Storerooms; 

X. The Shrine of the Household Gods;
XI. Second Story Rooms ® §; 

XII. The Shops π ®; 

XIII. Walls, Floors and Windows

XXXIV  The House of the Surgeon [figs. 132–133 π] 280–282 [1.2 Mb]

XXXV The House of Sallust [figs. 134–136 π ® §] 283–287 [2.1 Mb]

XXXVI  The House of the Faun [figs. 137–143 𠧧 ®] 288–297 [4.0 Mb]

XXXVII  A House near the Porta Marina [VII.16.13 Casa Umbricius Scaurus: figs. 144–145 π §] 298–300 [1.1 Mb]

XXXVIII  The House of the Silver Wedding [figs. 146–148 𠧧§] 301–308 [3.4 Mb]

XXXIX  The House of Epidius Rufus [figs. 149–151 π ® §] 309–312 [1.7 Mb]

XL The House of the Tragic Poet [figs. 152–156 π §] 313–320 [3.5 Mb]

XLI The House of the Vettii [¶ VIII f.p. 328, ¶ IX “f.p. 338” is f.p. 70; figs. 157–163 ® 𠧧] 321–340 [9.4 Mb]

XLII Three Houses of Unusual Plan [figs. 172–177] 341–347 [2.7 Mb]
I. The House of Acceptus and Euhodia π §; 

II. A House without a Compluvium π §;
III. The House of the Emperor Joseph II π

XLIII Other Noteworthy Houses [figs. 178–182 π § π] 348–354 [3.0 Mb]

XLIV Roman Villas. – The Villa of Diomedes [figs. 183–184 π §] 355–360 [2.5 Mb]

XLV The Villa Rustica at Boscoreale [∏ IV; figs. 185–187] 361–366 [3.2 Mb]

XLVI Household Furniture [figs. 188–217] 367–382 [6.3 Mb]


Part III: Trades and Occupations

XLVII The Trades at Pompeii. – The Bakers [figs. 218–224 𠧧 π-§] 383–392 [4.2 Mb]

XLVIII The Fullers and the Tanners [figs. 225–230 ππ] 393–399 [2.9 Mb]

XLIX Inns and Wineshops [figs. 231–404 πππ] 400–404 [2.1 Mb]

Part IV: The Tombs

L Pompeian Burial Places. – … Str… Tombs [∏ V; ¶ X f.p. 420; figs. 236–245 ® § ®] 405–428 [11.9 Mb]

LI Burial Places near the Nola, Stabian, and Nocera Gates [figs. 246–248 π] 429–436 [3.5 Mb]


Part V: Pompeian Art

LII Architecture [figs. 249–254] 437–444 [3.4 Mb]

LIII Sculpture [¶ XI f.p. 445 (Illustrations list, p. xiii, has “f.p. 444” in error); figs. 255–260] 445–455 [5.2 Mb]

LIV Painting. – Wall Decoration [¶ XII f.p. 462, ¶XIII f.p. 470; figs. 261–265] 456–470 [7.8 Mb]

LV The Paintings [figs. 266–273] 471–484 [6.6 Mb]


Part VI: The Inscriptions of Pompeii

LVI Importance of the Inscriptions. – Monumental Inscriptions and Public Notices 485–490 [2.5 Mb]

LVII The Graffiti 491–498 [3.1 Mb]

LVIII Inscriptions Relating to Business Affairs [figs. 274–275] 499–508 [4.5 Mb]


Conclusion

LIX The Significance of the Pompeian Culture 509–511 [1.1 Mb]

Bibliographical Appendix [by chapters] 513–550 [15.4 Mb]
Index 551–557 [2.9 Mb]
[Plans Except Plan VI these are repeat copies of those above starting various chapters.] [5.1 Mb]

I. – Outline Plan of Pompeii [With facing Notes.] before p. 31

II. – The Forum with the Adjoining Buildings [With facing Key.] before p. 45

III. – The Forum Triangulare with Adjoining Buildings [With facing Key.] before p. 133

IV. – Plan of the Villa Rustica at Boscoreale [With facing Key.] before p. 361

V. – The Street of Tombs [Double page with Keys.] before p. 405

VI. – The Excavated Portion of Pompeii [2pp. with 2pp. Key foll.] following Index