Meters of Greek and Latin Poetry

ISBN-10: 0872202437
ISBN-13: 9780872202436
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Description: This 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. Although the Greek and Latin components are conceived as essentially independent, the arrangements of  More...

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Book details

List price: $13.00
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/1/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 152
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.330
Language: English

This 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. Although the Greek and Latin components are conceived as essentially independent, the arrangements of each section confirm in such a way as to facilitate the use of the two in conjunction. No comparable volume exists in English.

Preface
The Meters of Greek Poetry
Sigla
Metrics and Prosody
The Period
Caesura, Diaeresis, Bridge
The Hexameter
The Elegiac Couplet
The Iambic Trimeter
The Trochaic Tetrameter
Lyric Meters
Lyric Dactyls
Anapaests
Lyric Iambs and Trochees
Ionic Meters
Complex Lyric Meters
Epodes and Asynarteta
Aeolic Meters
Pindar and Bacchylides
Tragedy and Comedy
Dochmiacs
Post-Classical Developments
The Meters of Latin Poetry
Sigla
Metrics and Prosody
The Period
Caesura and Diaeresis
Spoken Verse: Dactylic Hexameter
Spoken Verse: The Elegiac Couplet
Spoken Verse: Iambic Meters
Spoken Verse: Trochaic Meters
Lyric Poetry
Lyric Dactyls
Anapaests
Lyric Iambs, Trochees, Cretics, and Bacchiacs
Ionics and Choriambs
Combinations of Lyric Meters
Epodes and Asynarteta
Aeolic Meters
Stichic and non-stichic Lyric Poetry
The Odes of Horace
The Cantica of Plautus and Seneca
Later Developments
Glossary of Technical Terms
List of Meters
Index of Greek Authors Cited
Index of Latin Authors Cited
Abbreviations

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