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ut ‘introduces a general statement in correspondence with the particular assertion of the principal clause’ (Lewis and Short). English uses a participial clause (‘being, &c.’) or such expressions as ‘with his wonted violence.’

impatiens irae, not ‘impatient in his wrath’ (Lewis and Short), but ‘unable to bear his wrath’ without speech or action, and so to be referred in R. to § 525 (a) rather than to § 526. Cf. Tac. H. II. xl. 3,aeger mora et spei impatiens”, i.e. unable to endure longer the condition of expectancy, Liv. IX. xviii. 1,secundis rebus quarum nemo intolerantior fuit”.

Sigeia litora. Between the two promontories Sigeum and Rhoeteum, which are three or four miles apart, the rivers Scamander and Simois fell into the sea. Here was supposed to have been placed the naval camp of the Greeks. The south-western promontory, Sigeum, bore the tomb of Ajax, the north-eastern, Rhoeteum, that of Achilles.

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    • Tacitus, Historiae, 2.40
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