The Large Palaestra of Pompeii

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Carole Raddato
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published on 23 September 2019
The Large Palaestra of Pompeii

The Large Palaestra of Pompeii (also known as the Great Gymnasium) is of a large open air square, approximately 140 x 140 m, surrounded by porticoes. Built in the Augustan period, at the beginning of the 1st century CE, as a space to practise gymnastics and athletics.


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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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Raddato, C. (2019, September 23). The Large Palaestra of Pompeii. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/11251/

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Raddato, Carole. "The Large Palaestra of Pompeii." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified September 23, 2019. https://www.ancient.eu/image/11251/.

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Raddato, Carole. "The Large Palaestra of Pompeii." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 23 Sep 2019. Web. 17 Oct 2019.

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