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quid . . . refert, ‘yet what matters that?’ He goes on to answer a possible objection on the part of Ajax that his unwounded condition by itself proves nothing. Notice that the clause introduced by si is strictly conditional, and not as with quid mirum practically substantival. Cf. Cic. Cat. m. § 35, “quid mirum igitur in senibus, si infirmi sunt aliquando”.

pro classe. Cf. 91 foll.

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    • Ovid, Metamorphoses, 13.91
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