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Allen and Greenough/ New Latin Grammar

MIXED MEASURES

622. The following verses, combining different rhythmical series, are found in Latin lyrical poetry:—

  1. Greater Archilochian (Dactylic Tetrameter; Trochaic Tripody):—

    sólvĭtŭr | ā´crĭs hĭ|éms grā|tā´ vĭcĕ || vē´rĭs | ét Fă|vō´nī.— Hor. Od. 1.4.

    Note It is possible that the dactyls were cyclic; but the change of measure seems more probable.

  2. Verse consisting of Dactylic Trimeter catalectic ( Dactylic Penthemim ); Iambic Dimeter :—

    scríbĕrĕ | vérsĭcŭ|lō´s || ămō´rĕ pér|culsúm grăvī´.— Hor. Epod. 11.2.

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