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qualis ubi. The clause introduced by qualis is left unfinished, a construction which is common in Virgil with adverbs (see Conington on G. I. 203). With adjectives (qualis and quantus) the commoner construction is to make one clause only, joining to qualis what is here introduced by ubi. Cf. VI. 63, Virg. Aen.I. 316Virg. Aen., III. 641, and XII. 331. For the simile cf. V. 770 (of Ceres gladdened by the decision of Jupiter concerning Proserpine); “ut sol, qui tectus aquosis nubibus ante fuit, victis ubi nubibus exit.”
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