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quod. The coordination of substantives with substantival clauses as subject or object, or with adverbial clauses in other relations belongs to poetry and later prose. It is a marked feature of the style of Tacitus.

ultima. Cf. 963 n.

excipiat, ‘succeeds,’ as it is used absolutely (‘follows’), XV. 209, excipit autumnus. The mood states the reason subjectively with regard to Scylla, as the indicative would state it objectively, Madvig, § 357, Kennedy, P.S.l.G. § 196, obs. 1.

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