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Guide to Latin Meter and Verse Composition

ISBN-10: 1898855722

ISBN-13: 9781898855729

Edition: 2002

Authors: David J. Califf, John Traupman

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David Califf evidences a high degree of sensitivity to the rhythmical effects that reinforced the words in Latin poems. The result is a book that represents an invaluable resource for all who teach Latin poetry, as well as those who wish to have guidance and practice in composing Latin verse. It provides a thorough treatment of Latin meters but does much more than that. It gives new insights into Latin poetry in that it demonstrates the nuances of meaning the Roman poets conveyed through their subtle use of meter. All the meters used by Latin poets are fully explained. The exercises help to cultivate an ear for rhythm, build vocabulary, sharpen grammar skills, and develop an attentiveness to the nuances of poetic style and diction.
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Anthem Press
Publication date: 7/1/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Preface
Preliminary Remarks
Rhythm and Meter in English and Latin Poetry
General Rules for Determining the Quantity of Syllables
The Dactylic Hexameter
The Caesura
Variations and Irregularities
Greek Words and Names
Sound and Sense
Rhythm
Consonants and Vowels
Word Order
Circumlocution
The Elegiac Meter
The Sapphic Meter
The Alcaic Meter
Asclepiadic Meters
The Hendecasyllabic Meter
Iambic Meters
Metrical Tables
Glossary of Terms
Modern Latin Poets Represented in the Exercises
Bibliography