A TEI Project

Allen and Greenough/ New Latin Grammar

LOGAŒDIC VERSE

625. The verses constructed upon the several Logaœdic form or models are the following:—

  1. Glyconic ( Second Glyconic, catalectic):—

    Rō´mae | prī´ncĭpĭs | úrbĭ|ù´m.

    In English:—

    Fórms more réal than líving mán.— Shelley.

    Note— In this and most of the succeeding forms the foot preceding the dactyl is always irrational in Horace, consisting of an irrational spondee (¯>).

  2. Aristophanic (First Pherecratic):—

    témpĕrăt |ō´ră | frē´nīs.— Hor. Od. 1.8.

    Note— It is very likely that this was made equal in time to the preceding by protracting the last two syllables:—

  3. Adonic (First Pherecratic, shortened):—

    Térrŭĭt | úrbĕm.— Hor.

    Or perhaps:—

  4. Pherecratic (Second Pherecratic):—

    crā´s dōnā´bĕrĭs haédō´.— Hor.

    Often scanned as follows:—

  5. Lesser Asclepiadic (Second Pherecratic with syncope and First Pherecratic catalectic):—
  6. Maécēnā´s ătăvī´s ē´dĭtĕ rē´gĭbŭ´s.— Hor.

  7. Greater Asclepiadic (the same as 5, with a syncopated Logaœdic Dipody interposed):—
  8. tū´ nē quaésĭĕrís—scī´rĕ nĕfā´s—quém mĭhĭ, quém tĭbī´.— Hor.

  9. Lesser Sapphic (Logaœdic Pentapody, with dactyl in the third place):—

    íntĕgér vītaé scĕlĕrísquĕ pū´rŭ´s.— Hor.

    Or in English:—

  10. Brílliant hópes, all wóven in górgeous tíssùes.— Longfellow.

  11. Greater Sapphic (Third Glyconic; First Pherecratic ):—
  12. tē´ dĕō´s ōrō´ Sybărín || cū´r prŏpĕrā´s ămándō´.— Hor.

  13. Lesser Alcaic (Logaœdic Tetrapody, two irrational dactyls, two trochees):—
  14. vírgĭnĭbús pŭĕrī´squĕ cántō.— Hor.

  15. Greater Alcaic (Logaœdic Pentapody, catalectic, with anacrusis, and dactyl in the third place,—compare Lesser Sapphic ):—
  16. iūstum ét tĕnā´cem|| prō´pŏsĭtī´ vĭrŭ´m.— Hor.

    Note— Only the above logaœdic forms are employed by Horace.

  17. Phalæcean (Logaœdic Pentapody, with dactyl in the second place):—
  18. quaénam tē´ mălă mē´ns, mĭséllī Rā´uidī, ă´git praécĭpĭtem ín mĕō´s ĭámbōs?— Catull. xl.

    In English:—

    Górgeous flo[wacute]erets ín the súnlight shíning.— Longfellow.

     

  19. Glyconic Pherecratic ( Second Glyconic with syncope, and Second Pherecratic ):—

    ō´ Cŏlō´nĭă quaé cŭpís || póntĕ lū´dĕrĕ lóngō´.— Catull. xvii.

XML File