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(templum, signum):

a shrine in the forum Boarium (Liv. x. 23. 3 (296 B.C.): in sacello Pudicitiae patriciae quae in foro boario est ad aedem rotundam Herculis; 5: in patriciae Pudicitiae templum; Fest. 242: Pudicitiae signum in foro boario est, ubi Aemiliana aedes est Herculis.1 ear quidam Fortunae esse existimant. item via Latina ad milliarium IIII Fortuna Muliebris, nefas est attingi nisi ab ea quae semel nupsit (cf. PBS iv. 79); ib. 243: Pudicitiae signum Romae celebratur quod nefas erat attingi nisi ab ea quae semel nupserit). There is no further record of this shrine, and the theory has been advanced that there never was any such, but that the veiled statue of Fortuna in her temple in the FORUM BOARIUM (q.v.) was mistaken for one of Pudicitia, and gave rise to the aetiological story told by Livy which made Pudicitia patricia a contrast to Pudicitia plebeia (WR 333-334; Wissowa, Ges. Abh. 254-260; Rosch. iii. 3273-3275). If the shrine did exist, it was a locus sacratus, not an aedes, and not to be identified with any existing remains (DAP 2. vi. 241, 269).

1 This is a correction of Scaliger ; Mommsen (CIL i.1 p. 150) prefers ubi familia edisset Herculis. We have no evidence for the existence of an aedes Herculis Aemiliana (cf. HERCULES VICTOR (INVICTUS), AEDES).

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