A use of dum with indicative present

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te boves olim nisi reddidisses
per dolum a motas puerum minaci
voce dum terret viduus pharetra
risit Apollo

So, the natural order could be: Apollo risit dum terret voce...

Why is "terret" and not "terrebat"? Is that a special use of indicative present with dum?
 
 

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Yes, dum is normally followed by the present tense
 
 

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See here. I found some examples of dum with imperfect on phi, but I think it is unusual.
 
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