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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


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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