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a temple of Consus on the Aventine (Fast. Vall. ad xii Kal. Sept.; Amit. ad prid. Id. Dec.), probably vowed or built by L. Papirius Cursor in 272 B.C. on the occasion of his triumph. This may fairly be inferred from the fact that Papirius was painted on the walls in the robes of a triumphator 1 (Fest. 209: eius rei argumentum est. . pictum in AEDE VERTUMNI (q.v.) et Consi quarum in altera M. Fulvius Flaccus, in altera T. Papirius Cursor triumphantes ita picti sunt). In the Fasti Vallenses (cf. CIL i 2. p. 240) the day of dedication is given as 21st August; in the Fasti Amiternini (CIL i 2. p. 245) as 12th December; a discrepancy that may perhaps be explained by supposing that the temple had been restored by Augustus after 7 B.C. (CIL i 2. p. 326; WR 167; Aust. de aed. sac. 14, 43). It is probable that this temple was near that of Vortumnus in the VICUS LORETI MAIORIS (q.v.) on the north-west part of the Aventine (HJ 163; Merlin 104, 228; RE iv. 1148 and literature cited).

1 Urlichs, Malerei vor Caesar, 7, 8.

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