This article offers a new interpretation of the phrase "os columnatum" ("columned face") in Plautus, Miles Gloriosus 211. Instead of a reference to some form of punishment, it is suggested that the phrase indicates a commemorative dedication set up by the poet Naevius in or around 206 BCE.
Os Columnatum Again: Plautus, Miles Gloriosus 211.
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