or a possible
reference to this, see Varro, LL vi. 33), and also the statues from Ambracia
of the nine Muses by an unknown artist, and that of Hercules playing
the lyre (Plin. NH xxxv. 66; Ov. Fast. vi. 812; cf. Ars Am. iii. 168);
and a bronze shrine of the Muses that was attributed to the time of Numa
and had been in the temple of Honos et Virtus until this was built (Serv.
Aen. i. 8). The statue of Hercules and those of the nine Muses are
represented on denarii of Q. Pomponius Musa, about 64 B.C. (Babelon
ii. 361; Cohen, Med. Cons. 266, pl. 34, 4; BM. Rep. i. 441, 3602-3632).
In 29 B.C. L. Marcius Philippus restored this temple and built a porticus,
the PORTICUS PHILIPPI (q.v.) around it (Suet. Aug. 29). The day of
dedication was 30th June (Ov. Fast. vi. 797; Mart. iv. 49. 13).
This temple is mentioned in Not. (Reg. IX, om. Cur.), and its site
is ascertained from a fragment (33) of the Marble Plan. It was in circo
Flaminio (Eum. loc. cit.), that is, close to the south-west part of t