Metamorphoses II: 432

Cinefactus

Censor
Staff member
Quā vēnāta foret silvā, nārrāre parantem
impedit amplexū

This one has me a bit confused. He asked her where she had been hunting, so why does he then say foret, rather than esset, or sit?
 

Pacifica

grammaticissima
Staff member
Although it's been theorized that foret was initially used in future-in-the-past contexts, in practice it can occur as a variant of esset in any situation where you could find the latter.
 

Cinefactus

Censor
Staff member
OK thanks :)
 
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