apparently a sort of an annex to a temple or shrine
of the Sun, or possibly the shrine itself, situated near the temple of
Quirinus on the Quirinal. It contained an inscription relating to the
evening star, Vesperugo (Quint. i. 7
. 12), an evidence of Greek influence
that puts the erection of the shrine not earlier than the third century B.C.
The day of dedication was 9th August (Hemerol. Capran. Amit., CIL i².
p. 324), and the exact site is unknown. C. F. Hermann's emendation
of Varro, LL v. 52
, by which Solis pulvinar is read in the list of ARGEI
(q.v.), is very doubtful (HJ 406, WR 316; Rosch. iv. 1140