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By Martin L. West

This abridged model of the author's ebook "Greek Metre" will supply scholars with a extra simply approachable and digestible advent to the topic. the reasons of simple issues were simplified, and extra examples were integrated to demonstrate the commoner metres. Readership: tuition and college classics lecturers and students.

slightly under normal scan--still all readable. now not my test. due to unique uploader.

also, Martin West is a number one Greek pupil. it's worthy taking a look into the guy if you're no longer acquainted with him outright (you may possibly unknowingly have learn his translations)

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W w — W W W — W W WW W W W W W w W W w — W W — Occasionally he admits contraction ? as — w — ww ~~ (dod"). A few of the simplest poems are immediately analysable in these terms. Here is the first strophe of Pindar's Fourth Nemean: άριστος ευφρόσυνα ιατρός· αϊ δε σοφαί Μοισάν θύγατ ουδέ θερμόν 5 γυΐα, ρήμα τόσσον πόνων ρες άοιδαί ευλογία φ'ρενός θέλξάν έξέλοι νιν άπτόμεναι. γε μαλθακά φόρμιγγι χρονιώτερον ότι κε συν Χαρίτων γλώσσα tl dod || tl"|| ΰδωρ τόσον δ' έργμάτων κεκ' ριμένων τεύχει tl'^gl"|| gl r|| συνάορος.

A double-short form w w - w w - w does occur, but again, not in responsion with any of the others, and this variant seems 7 T h e r e are t w o a p p a r e n t parallels in t r a g e d y (see pp. ). Possibly all three passages are c o r r u p t . SIMONIDES, BACCHYLIDES, PINDAR to 45 have taken on an independent identity. Similarly χ — w w — and w w — w w — . g. w w — W W W — W W WW W W W W W w W W w — W W — Occasionally he admits contraction ? as — w — ww ~~ (dod"). A few of the simplest poems are immediately analysable in these terms.

Andr. 230 ζητεί παρελθεϊν τών κακών γαρ μητέρων are tolerated, although γάρ adheres to κακών rather than μητέρων, but not a line like Ar. Eq. 129 quoted above. There are a very few apparent exceptions in tragedy, most of them textually suspect. Satyric drama may be slightly less strict, but only slightly. In comedy the rule is ignored. T h e first four princeps positions can be resolved j X ww w ww .. , ), and in drama also the fifth (but in tragedy only if the adjacent anceps is occupied by a short syllable, ...

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