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Iambics: The Short and the Long of it

Llewelyn Morgan

in Musa Pedestris: Metre and Meaning in Roman Verse

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199554188
eISBN:
9780191594991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554188.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter tackles the class of iambic metres, represented in non-dramatic Latin verse by the iambic trimeter, ‘limping’ iambic and the epodic systems used by Horace in the Epodes. After a ... More


Musa Pedestris: Metre and Meaning in Roman Verse

Llewelyn Morgan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199554188
eISBN:
9780191594991
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554188.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The wealth of metrical forms adopted by classical poetry is one of its characteristic features. Yet metre features only sporadically in contemporary criticism of ancient poetry. This book makes the ... More


Greek and Latin Quantitative Metre

M. L. Gasparov

in A History of European Versification

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198158790
eISBN:
9780191673368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158790.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, European Literature

This chapter discusses the quantitative metre which was formed in the Greek language between 1000 and 750 BC. The chapter aims to measure short syllables. It also describes in detail the quantitative ... More


Back to the Trimeter

Helma Dik

in Word Order in Greek Tragic Dialogue

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199279296
eISBN:
9780191706905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279296.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter looks at some of metrical characteristics of the iambic trimeter, concentrating on the line break, the strongest rhythmical boundary available to the poets. The interaction between ... More


Commentary

A. J. Bowen

in Aeschylus: Suppliant Women

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781908343789
eISBN:
9781800342873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781908343789.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter provides the commentary for Aeschylus' play the Suppliant Women. It explains the major musical and metrical shifts of the play that gave an instant understanding of the play's formal ... More


Style

A.F. Garvie

in Aeschylus' Supplices: Play and Trilogy (second edition)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781904675365
eISBN:
9781781387146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781904675365.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the stylistic evidence concerning the Supplices by challenging the validity of the scholars' interpretation that it was the earliest extant play of Aeschylus. Drawing attention ... More


The First Four

Stephen Blackwood

in The Consolation of Boethius as Poetic Liturgy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198718314
eISBN:
9780191787669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718314.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Religion and Literature

This chapter looks at the four metres that occur twice each in the Consolation—elegiac couplets, limping iambic trimeter, anapaestic dimeter catalectic, and sapphic hendecasyllable—as well as the ... More


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