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eadem. The story of the Trojans is here resumed from XIII. 729.

fuerat mersura, ‘would have drowned,’ ‘had once been ready to drown,’ the pluperfect indicating, as always, that the state described by the participle had now come to an end. See Roby § 1453, R. § 590. The distinction between the use of sum, fui and eram, fueram is explained by Madvig, Opusc. Acad. II. p. 218.

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