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[463] Wagn. seems right in saying that the structure of the sentence requires us to connect ‘queri’ and ‘ducere’ with ‘visa,’ though the meaning of the words is not to be pressed, as if the hooting of the owl, or even the mournfulness of its note, like the call of the dead man, existed merely in Dido's imagination. Otherwise there would be nothing strange in an historic inf. following closely on an inf. governed in some other way, the use of the word in one case preparing us for its use in the other. Comp. 2. 775, G. 1. 200. ‘Longas’ seems to be proleptic, expressing the effect of ‘ducere.’ With ‘in fletum ducere’ comp. “in longum ducereE. 9. 56, and see also on E. 6. 5.

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