The Meters of Greek and Latin Poetry / Edition 1

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A reprint of the University of Oklahoma Press edition of 1980.

This reliable text presents a clear and simple outline of Greek and Latin meters in order that the verse of the Greeks and Romans may be read as poetry.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780872202436
  • Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/1/1994
  • Series: Library of Liberal Arts
  • Edition description: Rev. ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 152
  • Sales rank: 710,963
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

The Meters of Greek Poetry
1 Sigla 3
2 Metrics and Prosody 4
3 The Period 6
4 Caesura, Diaeresis, Bridge 8
5 The Hexameter 10
6 The Elegiac Couplet 12
7 The Iambic Trimeter 13
8 The Trochaic Tetrameter 15
9 Lyric Meters 16
10 Lyric Dactyls 17
11 Anapaests 20
12 Lyric Iambs and Trochees 21
13 Ionic Meters 23
14 Complex Lyric Meters 26
15 Epodes and Asynarteta 26
16 Aeolic Meters 29
17 Pindar and Bacchylides 34
18 Tragedy and Comedy 43
19 Dochmiacs 50
20 Post-Classical Developments 51
The Meters of Latin Poetry
I Sigla 61
II Metrics and Prosody 62
III The Period 66
IV Caesura and Diaeresis 67
V Spoken Verse: Dactylic Hexameter 67
VI Spoken Verse: The Elegiac Couplet 71
VII Spoken Verse: Iambic Meters 72
VIII Spoken Verse: Trochaic Meters 77
IX Lyric Poetry 79
X Lyric Dactyls 81
XI Anapaests 82
XII Lyric Iambs, Trochees, Cretics, and Bacchiacs 84
XIII Ionics and Choriambs 89
XIV Combinations of Lyric Meters 93
XV Epodes and Asynarteta 94
XVI Aeolic Meters 97
XVII Stichic and non-stichic Lyric Poetry 102
XVIII The Odes of Horace 103
XIX The Cantica of Plautus and Seneca 106
XX Later Developments 114
Glossary of Technical Terms 121
List of Meters 129
Index of Greek Authors Cited 133
Index of Latin Authors Cited 135
Abbreviations 138
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