Cui fata parent, a clause dependent on ‘tremor,’ the shuddering surmise being expressed by an indirect question. ‘Fata,’ the oracle, 1. 386. ‘Parent,’ ‘ordain:’ the word appears to be specially used of divine ordinance ( Plaut. Mil. 3. 1. 132, “Aequum fuit, deos paravisse, ne omnes uno exemplo vitam viverent,” Lucan 2. 68., 6. 783), a fact which may account for the omission of an acc. here; possibly also, as Wagn. thinks, the omission may be rhetorical, to produce a sense of horror. The passages in Lucan at any rate show that he took ‘fata’ as the nom. ‘Poscat:’ Hor. 1 Od. 4. 12, “seu poscat agnam.”
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