A city on the Bay of Naples, destroyed by an eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 CE.
The port was used by Greek and Phoenician sailors.
Foundation by Oscans in the 7th or 6th century BCE.
Captured by Etruscans
Captured by Cumae
Captured by Samnites in the 5th century BCE.
Roman colony Colonia Cornelia Veneria Pompeianorum.
Earthquake of February 62 CE.
Destruction in 79 CE.
Private HomesLucretius was found in Regio IX 
and that of M. Lucretius Fronto in Regio V 
Marcus Lucretius Fronto's house in Pompeii is notable for the quantity and quality of the art found therein. 
The following graffito was found in Pompeii: "Twenty pairs of gladiators furnished by Decimus Lucretius Satrius Valens perpetual priest of Nero, son of the Emperor, and ten pairs of gladiators furnished by Decimus Lucretius Valens his son, will fight at Pompeii April 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12. There will be a big hunt and awnings. Aemilius Celer wrote this by the light of the moon." 
- ↑ Leach, E.W., "House of Marcus Lucretius IX.3.5" at https://oncourse.iu.edu/access/content/user/leach/www/c409/mlplan.html
- ↑ Leach, E.W., "House of M. Lucretius Fronto" at https://oncourse.iu.edu/access/content/user/leach/www/c409/fronto.html
- ↑ Pompeii Art Gallery (BBC) at http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/romans/pompeii_art_gallery_06.shtml
- ↑ Ancient History Sourcebook: Inscriptions From Pompeii at http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/ancient/pompeii-inscriptions.html