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(templa, Ovid):

a temple on the island in the Tiber, the evidence for the existence of which consists of an emended text in one passage in Livy (xxxiv. 53. 7 (194 B.C.): et in insula Vediovis 1 (for MSS. Iovis) aedem C. Servilius duumvir dedicavit; vota erat sex annis ante Gallico bello ab L. Furio Purpurione praetore, ab eodem postea consule locata); the assumption that through ignorance of the facts Ovid used Iuppiter for Vediovis (Fast. i. 293-294: Iuppiter in parte est: cepit locus unus utrumque / iunctaque sunt magno templa nepotis (sc. Aesculapii) avo); and another assumption that the entries in the Calendar (Fast. Praen. ad Kal. Ian., CIL i. p. 231: [Aescu]lapio Vediovi in insula; Fast. Ant. ap. NS 1921, 83: Aesculap(io) Co[ns]o Vediove) refer necessarily to a temple of Vediovis. In the same way another passage in Livy (xxxi. 21. 12), where he is speaking of L. Furius Purpurio at the battle of Cremona in 200 B.C., may be made to refer to the same temple by reading: aedemque Vediovi (for the MSS. deo Iovi) vovit si eo die hostes fudisset. These emendations, and therefore the existence of the temple, near that of Aesculapius, are accepted by most scholars (cf. HJ 635: WR 236; Jord. Comm. in honor. Mommsen 359-362; Gilb. iii. 82-84; Mommsen, CIL 12. p. 305), but not by Besnier (249-272), who refuses to accept the identification of Vediovis and Iuppiter and explains the reference in the calendar by a sacrifice to Vediovis in the temple of IUPPITER IURARIUS (q.v.). See VEIOVIS IN CAPITOLIO fin.

1 The form 'Vediovis' is frequently found.

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