a temple of Veiovis inter duos lucos, in
the depression between the arx and Capitol (Vitr. iv. 8
. 4; Gell. v. 12
dedicated on 7th March (Ov. Fast. iii. 429-430
; Fast. Praen. ad Non.
Mart., CIL i². p. 233, 311; Fast. Ant. ap. NS 1921, 89
). According to
Vitruvius (loc. cit) this temple was peculiar in having ' columns added
on the right and left of the flanks of the pronaos ' (tr. Morgan). It
contained a statue of the deity with arrows in one hand and a goat by
his side (Gell. v. 12
. ii; Ov. Fast. iii. 443
), in the form of a youthful
Jupiter with whom he is identified by Ovid, loc. cit. 437-439; cf. Fest.
379). It is possible that it is this statue (or another in the same temple ?)
that is mentioned by Pliny (NH xvi. 216
: Nonne simulacrum Veiovis
in arce e cupresso durat a condita urbe DCLXI anno dicatum ?
used 'in arce' incorrectly (Jord. i. 2
. 115-116; Gilb. ii. 100
; WR 236;
for the date of foundation of this temple, see AEDES VEIOVIS IN