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p141 Aedes Consi

Article on p141 of

Samuel Ball Platner (as completed and revised by Thomas Ashby):
A Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome,
London: Oxford University Press, 1929.

Consus, Aedes: a temple of Consus on the Aventine (Fast. Vall. ad XII Kal. Sept.; Amit. ad prid. Id. Dec.), probably vowed or built by L. Papirius Cursor in 272 B.C. on the occasion of his triumph. This may fairly be inferred from the fact that Papirius was painted on the walls in the robes of a triumphator1 (Fest. 209: eius rei argumentum est . . . pictum in Aede Vertumni (q.v.) et Consi quarum in altera M. Fulvius Flaccus, in altera T. Papirius Cursor triumphantes ita picti sunt). In the Fasti Vallenses (cf CIL I2 p240) the day of dedication is given as 21st August; in the Fasti Amiternini (CIL I2 p245) as 12th December; a discrepancy that may perhaps be explained by supposing that the temple had been restored by Augustus after 7 B.C. (CIL I2 p326; WR 167; Aust. de aed. sac. 13, 43). It is probable that this temple was near that of Vortumnus in the Vicus Loreti Maioris (q.v.) on the north-west part of the Aventine (HJ 163; Merlin 104, 228; RE IV.1148 and literature cited).

The Authors' Note:

1 Urlichs, Malerei vor Caesar, 7.8.

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