In Fabulae Faciles, there is an odd construction using the deponent present apparently as action in the past:
Dum hīc morātur, Herculēs magnum incommodum ex calōre sōlis accipiēbat;
"While he waits here, Hercules received a great inconvience from the heat of the sun..."
So, this sentence is confusing because the action is happening in the past, so why is the present tense of the deponent used? I would have expected the imperfect mōrabātur which would be parallel to accipiebat, but instead we have the present. I know that sometimes, the present tense is used in historical writing to make it seem more exciting, but then why is accipiebat not in the present tense as well? Seems to make no sense.