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a temple erected by L. Licinius Lucullus from booty taken during his campaign in Spain in 150-151 B.C., and dedicated by him after 146 (Strabo viii. 6. 23, p. 381 (epOv ); Cass. Dio, frg. 76. 2 (Τυχαῖον; cf. 1. 10. 2)). For the embellishment of this temple L. Mummius presented Lucullus with works of art that he had brought from Greece, and certain statues of the Muses by Praxiteles from Thespiae which stood in front of the temple (Cic. Verr. iv. 4, 126; Plin. NH xxxiv. 69; xxxvi. 39). It was in front of this temple that Caesar broke the axle of his chariot when celebrating his triumph in 46 B.C. (Cass. Dio xliii. 21), and it therefore lay on the line of the triumphal procession. In describing this accident Suetonius (Caes. 37) says, ' Velabrum praetervehens,' but we know no other details as to its site (Jord. i. 2. 486; DAP 2. vi. 262; Gilb. iii. 106, 107; RE vi. 2163; Rosch. i. 1473). It was burned early in the reign of Claudius and apparently not rebuilt. Pais (Fasti Triumph. ii. 481) wrongly maintains that it stood close to the first-mentioned temple (see VELABRUM for the misinterpretation on which this theory rests).

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