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eripere, raptam. This repetition by a participle of the action of a previous verb seems often to be merely ornamental. Sometimes, as perhaps here, it may have the force noticed and illustrated by Orelli on Hor. Sat.II. iii. 104, “si quis emat citharas, emptas comportet in unum” (‘statim postquam eas emerit’). See also Prof. Seeley's note on Livy I. x. 4, “exercitum fundit fugatque, fusum persequitur” (‘routs and instantly pursues’), and cf. 426, IV. 712, “ut in aequore summo umbra viri visa est, visam fera saevit in umbram”, and for a similar use of the present participle, VI. 656. Cf. I. 33.


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