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 triumphator 1
(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 i 2. p. 240) the day of dedication is given as 21st August; in the
Fasti Amiternini (CIL i 2. p. 245) 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 i 2. p. 326; WR 167; Aust. de aed. sac.
14, 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).