6. Description and Analysis

The following types were established according to these criteria (the number in parenthesis refers to the number of known examples of that particular type):

Within these types, sub-types were distinguished by the spatial arrangement:

Sub-type 1: 1-room bar (20) Figure 5
Sub-type 1.H: 1-room bar attached to a house (12)Figure 6
Sub-type 2: 2-room bar (35)Figure 7
Sub-type 2.H: 2-room bar attached to a house (11)Figure 8
Sub-type 3: 3-room bar (28)Figure 9
Sub-type 4: large establishment (4 or more rooms) (46)Figure 10

The layouts of six properties that are buried by debris remain indeterminable.

To exemplify, this typology classifies the bar at I.2.29 - which had a counter with a cooking facility, a single room, and was attached to a house - as Type A.1.H (Figure 11). The property at VII.9.54-55 - which was without any facility for cooking and had three rooms - is classed as Type B.3 (Figure 12). The bar at I.19.2, because only minimal evidence is visible to suggest a counter once existed, and nothing else, is Type C (Figure 13).

Figure 11 Figure 12 Figure 13
Figure 11: Bar at I.2.29, Pompeii (Type A.1.H).
Figure 12: Bar at VII.9.54-55, Pompeii (Type B.3).
Figure 13: Bar at I.19.2, Pompeii (Type C).


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