Associations in the Greco-Roman World (AGRW)

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Building [B15]: Meeting Place of the Grain Measurers (mensores) (early II-III CE) Ostia - Latium

Ostia (Latium, Italy — Pleiades map), early II-III CE
Meiggs 1973, 324-325 = Hermansen 1981, 65-66 (fig.14) = Bollmann 1998, 291-295 (A32; fig. 30) = Egelhaaf-Gaiser 2002, 138-140 (fig. 4) = AGRW ID# 24127


Description: Located in region I xix 1-3, the building has an entrance from Via della Foce which leads to a temple of Ceres Augusta. Immediately behind the temple is a garden with a well and to the west is a large meeting hall. A latrine and smaller rooms line the east wall. First built in the early second century, it was refurbished in the third century, including the addition of a mosaic floor depicting a man carrying grain alongside helpers and a controller.  Meiggs thinks the building is too small to be the main headquarters of the association.

Translation by: Ascough

Photo of the mosaic depicting grain-measurers, by Harland.

Item added: March 16, 2020
Item modified: March 16, 2020
ID number: 24127
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