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a shrine of Bacchus which, together with one of Cybele (see MAGNA MATER, THOLUS), stood 'in summa Sacra via,' where the clivus Palatinus branched off to ascend the Palatine (Mart. i. 70. 9-10: Flecte vias hac qua madidi sunt tecta Lyaei / Et Cybeles picto stat Corybante tholus,). In 1899 part of a marble epistyle, belonging to a circular structure about 3.9 metres in diameter, was found in front of the basilica of Constantine. On this is a fragmentary inscription recording a restoration by Antoninus Pius. A coin of that emperor (Cohen ii. No. 1187) represents a circular shrine with a statue of Bacchus within its colonnade, which probably records the same restoration (NS 1899, 223, 266; BC 1899, 147; 1903, 27-29; Mitt. 1902, 98-99; Klio 1902, 241; HJ 104; Hiilsen, Satura Pompeiana Romana 7-8, in Symbolae litterariae in honorem Iulii de Petra, Florence, 1911; HC 238, 239; Altm. 72; Thed. 341).

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