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HERCULES CUBANS

a monument on the right bank of the Tiber, mentioned only in the Regionary Catalogue (Not. Reg. XIV), which may have been either a statue or a shrine of some kind. In 1889, within the limits of the HORTI CAESARIS (q.v.), just south of the Trastevere station, a shrine was discovered cut in the tufa rock and dedicated to Hercules, who is represented as reclining at table; together with seven heads of charioteers, and with two inscriptions recording a dedication by L. Domitius Permissus (CIL vi. 30891, 30892). To this another inscription (vi. 332) may perhaps belong, and the shrine is now generally identified with the Hercules Cubans (HJ 644; NS 1889, 243-247; BC 1890, 9; Mitt. 1891, 149; 1892, 331; 1897, 67-70; RE viii. 588-589; Rosch. i. 2962; PT 234).

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