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HERCULES CUSTOS, AEDES * a temple of Hercules, near the circus Flaminius, built in accordance with the command of the Sibyl, and dedicated on 4th June (Ov. Fast. vi. 209-212): Altera pars Circi Custode sub Hercule tuta est: quod deus Euboico carmine munus habet. muneris est tempus, qui nonas Lucifer ante est. si titulum quaeris: Sulla probavit opus. The reference to Sulla probably means that Sulla restored an existing temple. In 218 B.C. a supplicatio was decreed ad aedem Herculis (Liv. xxi. 62. 9), and in 189 a statue of the god was placed in aede Herculis (ib. xxxviii. 35. 4). If, as is probable, this aedes is that restored by Sulla, the original temple must have been erected before 218, probably about the time of the erection of the circus Flaminius in 221, of which Hercules was regarded as the guardian. The day of dedication is recorded in the calendars (Fast. Venus. pr. Non. Iun., CIL i'. p. 221: Herc(uli) Magn(o) Custod(i); Vail. pr. Id. Aug. (undoubtedly an error), CIL i. p.