Fabius Maximus is closely following, but not engaging with Hannibal's army.
Dux neque occāsiōnī reī bene gerendae deerat, sī qua ab hoste darētur, neque ūllam ipse hostī dabat. Itaque cum ex levibus proeliīs superior discēderet, mīlitem minus iam coepit aut virtūtis suae aut fortūnae paenitēre, et ipse Cunctātōris nomen et laudem summī ducis meruit.
The general was neither averse to the opportunity of fighting a battle, if one were given by the enemy, nor did he himself give an opening to them. And so, although he had emerged victorious from a few skirmishes, (and this is where it all turns to custard) he began to regret the soldier less now, either of his own valour or luck, and he himself merited the name of Delayer, and the renown of a great leader.
Can someone help with that middle bit?
And that qua, without the macron. I can't find it anywhere. Whitaker's Words program has it as a pronoun, feminine, nominative, singular, but I can't find it in either of my dictionaries, or Wheelock. Am I blind?