is a monumental structure that has for a long time been identified
with the gymnasia of the Hellenistic world. It consists of a large,
rectangular open area surrounded by a continuous four-sided colonnade.
Behind this colonnade are a series of square rooms, except on
the eastern side where the shapes of these rooms provide a record
of the negotiation of the boundaries with the properties to the
east. These properties are the subject of the Pompeii
Archaeological Research Project: Porta Stabia.
The Quadriporticus is located in the south of
the ancient city of Pompeii, fitted between the Triangular forum,
the large theater and covered theater (Teatrum Tectum),
the city's southern fortification wall and the Porta Stabia. The
research context of our study is broader still. Indeed, the Quadriporticus
is the only unexamined area across a more than 250 meter transect
of the city, from Insula VIII, 2 in the west and Insual I, 5 in
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