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quid . . . fugit, ‘nay, he is himself for flight.’ Cf. 220 n. The elliptical question, quid (est) quod fugit? is like our idiom, ‘why (do I talk of this), he etc.’ Cf. 296, XIV. 687. vidi . . . dares, ‘with shame I saw you turn your back,’ a skilful misrepresentation of Ajax's action in turning to the ships. The originally adverbial clause, cum . . . dares, is here almost substantival. Cf. Roby, § 1724, R. § 726, XIV. 181.
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