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HERCULES, TEMPLUM (?)

on the site afterwards occupied by the Teatro Apollo near Ponte S. Angelo; Here remains of a small round temple (?) with two capitals in the form of a lion's skin were found (BC 1892, 175; PT 155; HF 1282, 1283-a third capital is in the Vatican, Gall. Candelabri 100) and a beautiful altar of the Augustan period, decorated with bucrania and plane leaves (BC 1891, 45-46; NS 1892, 110-111; Mitt. 1892, 322-325; HJ 600-601; HF 1465; PT 252; SSculpt 69; SScR 50, 51; for the use of plane leaves in connection with Hercules, see Mitt. 1889, 89 sqq; HF 405; JRS 1922, 242). An architrave with LIB . . . scratched upon it was also found, and led to the erroneous supposition that the temple was dedicated to Bacchus.

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