Orberg LLPSI Cap XLIII (again). Tullus is condemning Mettius for treason:
Centuriones armati Mettium circumsistunt. Rex cetera ut orsus erat peragit:
I'm perplexed by the sentence Rex cetera ut orsus erat peragit:
I can sort of deduct that Mettius gets up to speak but how does the Latin work? Here's my reasoning:
Rex (the king) cetera (whilst) ut (in order to? to? so that?) orsus erat (had arisen) continues:.... mmm
Cetera I think means 'at ...