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Samuel Ball Platner, Thomas Ashby, A Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome,
HERCULES MUSARUM, AEDES
HERCULES MUSARUM, AEDES （bwmo/s Plut. q. Rom. 59): a temple of Hercules and the Muses, erected by M. Fulvius Nobilior after his capture of Ambracia in 189 B.C., and probably after his triumph in 187. Fulvius is said to have done this because he learned in Greece that Hercules was a musagetes (Eumen. pro rest. Schol. 7. 8 (c. 297 A.D.); Cic. pro Arch. 27). In this temple Fulvius set up a copy of the Fasti with notes, probably the first of this kind (Macrob. Sat. i. 12. 16; for 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.