a column erected in 338 B.C. in honour of C. Maenius,
the victor in the naval battle at Antium (Plin. NH xxxiv. 20
stood near the basilica Porcia and the Carcer (Plin. NH vii. 212
div. in Caec. 50; pro Sest. 18 and schol. Bob. ad loc.; Plut. Cato min. 5).
Another tradition, probably false, attributed the column to a later
Maenius who, when he sold his house to Cato the Censor to make room for
the basilica Porcia, reserved one column that he might use it as a support
for the platform from which to view the games in the forum (Asc. in
Cic. div. in Caec. 50, p. 120, Or.; Porphyr. ad Hor. Sat. i. 3
. 21; BC 1914, 106
). This column was standing in the fourth century (Sym. Ep.
. 3; Jord. i. 2
. 345; Mitt. 1893, 84
, 92; O'Connor, Bull. Univ.
Wisconsin iii. 188-192
; Gilb. iii. 212-213
; DR 469, 470).