Aeneid VI 875-6

Cinefactus

Censor
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Nec puer Īliacā quisquam dē gente Latīnōs
in tantum spē tollet avōs

Can anyone explain the grammar of in tantum spe? I would have thought it should be in tantam spem
 

Dantius

Homo Sapiens
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in tantum is a separate phrase ("so much"), and then spe is abl. of respect/means/something like that.
 
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