"The Garden of Hercules at Pompeii" (II.viii.6): The Discovery of a Commercial Flower Garden

@article{Jashemski1979TheGO,
  title={"The Garden of Hercules at Pompeii" (II.viii.6): The Discovery of a Commercial Flower Garden},
  author={Wilhelmina Mary Feemster Jashemski},
  journal={American Journal of Archaeology},
  year={1979},
  volume={83},
  pages={403 - 411}
}
  • W. F. Jashemski
  • Published 1 October 1979
  • History
  • American Journal of Archaeology
The "Garden of Hercules" takes its name from the statue worshipped in the large lararium of the garden (II.viii.6) attached to a modest house to the W of the Great Palaestra at Pompeii. This garden was partially excavated in 1953—1954, but even in previously excavated gardens it is still sometimes possible to find evidence of ancient plants. University of Maryland excavations from 1972—1974 uncovered here a garden very different from any found thus far. The soil contours, planting pattern… 

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