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Allen and Greenough/ New Latin Grammar

METRES OF HORACE

627. Other lyric poets use other combinations of the abovementioned verses:—

a. Glyconics with one Pherecratic (both imperfect):—

    Dī´ā|naé sŭmŭs | ín fĭdē´

    pū´el|lae ét pŭĕ|rī íntĕgrī´:

    Dī´ā|nám, pŭĕ|rī íntĕgrī´

    pŭ´el|laéquĕ că|nā´|mŭ´s.—Catull. xxxiv.

b. Sapphics, in a series of single lines, closing with an Adonic:—

    Án mă|gís dī|rī´ trĕmŭ|ē´rĕ |Mā´nēs

    Hércŭ|lem? ét vī|súm cănĭs | ī´nfĕ|rō´rŭm

    fū´gĭt | ábrup|tī´s trĕpĭ|dús că|tē´nīs?

    fállĭ|múr: lae|tē´ vĕnĭt | éccĕ | vúltū,

    quém tŭ|lít Poe|ā´s; hŭmĕ|rísquĕ | tē´lă

    géstăt | ét nō|tā´s pŏpŭ|lī´s phă|rétrās

    Hércŭlĭs | hē´rēs.— Sen. Herc. Oet. 1600-1606.

c. Sapphics followed by Glyconics, of indefinite number (id. Herc. Fur. 830-874, 875-894).

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