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simul. The process by which the strictly coordinate structure of the two clauses with simul or simul ac is replaced by the subordination of one of them may be illustrated by the use of similis et in G. II. 226-7. Cf. Ellis on Cat.x. 32. tanquam . . . maneret, ‘even as she were still a queen.’ See Roby, § 1580, R. § 660, Kennedy, P. S. L. G. § 227, where it is perhaps incorrect to suppose that si is omitted or understood, and that the clause is conceived as protasis to a suppressed apodosis. The forms of comparison without si are distinct, differing from those with the indicative in Roby, § 1581, R. § 661, only in the use of the subjunctive, which by itself gives a hypothetical character to what is stated (cf. the use of it in Roby, § 1552, R. § 650). So Dr. Abbott explains the corresponding use of ‘as’ and ‘an’ with the English subjunctive, Shakespearian Grammar, §§ 102, 107.
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