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Habet pœnam noxium caput.

Livy, Ab Urbe Condita 10.40:

“Di in prœlio sunt,” inquit; “habet pœnam noxium caput.

“The gods are in this battle,” he said. “The guilty head has received its punishment.”

It feels righter here to put habet as “has received” here rather than “has”. I have a vague idea that this isn’t the first time I’ve found that to be the case.

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