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Allen and Greenough/ New Latin Grammar

FORMS OF VERSE

613. A verse receives its name from its dominant or fundamental foot: as, Dactylic, Iambic, Trochaic, Anapœstic; and from the number of measures (single or double) which it contains: as, Hexameter , Tetrameter, Trimeter, Dimeter.

Note— Trochaic, Iambic, and Anapæstic verses are measured not by single feet, but by pairs (dipodia), so that six Iambi make a Trimeter.

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