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built by Augustus, and given this name because it contained statues of all nations (Serv. Aen. viii. 721). A statue of Hercules stood before its entrance (Plin. NH xxxvi. 39). Its location is unknown, unless it was connected in some way, as an addition or restoration, with the theatre of POMPEIUS (q.v.), in which were set up the statues by Coponius of the fourteen nations over which Pompeius had triumphed (Suet. Nero 46; Plin. NH xxvi. 41). It is, however, uncertain whether these fourteen statues stood inside the theatre, or outside in the PORTICUS POMPEI (q.v.). The porticus ad Nationes of Augustus was probably a new building (HJ 525).

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