Again I have got questions from Reading Matters of this textbook,and this time about Publius' story:
"...Inde declivis via usque ad latum campum ducit ubi Roma stat.Quem ad locum ubi Publius venit et Romam adhuc remotam,maximam totius orbis terrarum urbem,conspexit,summa admiratione et gaudio adfectus est..."
I am quite puzzled by the structure "quem ad locum ubi",as I know,"quem ad locum"can be translated as"toward which place",and though it is the first part of a sentence,it is still part of an attributive clause,and refers to "Roma"in the preceding sentence.But what about "ubi" here?I feel it redundant here,provided it is translated as"where",because,it is rare that we say"Rome,toward which place where Publius came".
I have found that ubi can also mean when,as a relative word,and not without risking mistakes I would translate the sentence as
"...From that place a sloping-down road leads all the way to a wide field,where Rome is situated.Toward which place Publius came and WHEN he perceived Rome,yet far away,the largest city of all lands in the world,Publius was filled with great admiration and happiness..." I have obvious change the place of the word ubi and this makes more sense to me but I doubt it is correct.
Would you please help solve my problem?
Curate ut valeatis