dictator in 303 (Liv. ix. 43. 25; x. I. 9; cf. Babelon, Monnaies ii. 108,
Nos. 17-18). BM. Rep. i. 248, 1848-1852.
The day of dedication was 5th August (Fast. Vall. Amit.
Ant. Philoc. ad Non. Aug., CIL i². p. 240, 244, 248, 270, 324; Men. Rust.
ib. 281; Fast. Ant. ap. NS 1921, 105; Cic. ad Att. iv. I. 4; pro Sest.
131). It was struck by lightning in 276 and 206 B.C. (Oros. iv. 4. I;
Liv. xxviii. II. 4; cf. also Obseq. 12, 43 These prodigies chronicled by Obsequens belong respectively to 166 B.C. (lightning),
and 104 B.C. (a swarm of bees).
), and burned in the reign of
Claudius (Plin. NH xxxv. 19), but afterwards restored, for it was standing
in the fourth century (Not. Reg. VI). In it was a statue of Cato, set up
by the senate in his honour (Plut. Cat. mai. 19:nao\s th=s (*ygiei/as).
The temple of Bubulcus was decorated with frescoes which, in spite
of the injuries of 276 and 206 B.C., were preserved until the building
was burned in the time of Claudius (Plin. loc. cit.). These fr