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 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 frescoes
were said to have been painted by a member of the gens Fabia, a C. Fabius
who signed his name to his work, and won for himself and