A Guide to Latin Meter and Verse Composition

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Anthem Press, Jul 1, 2002 - Foreign Language Study - 224 pages
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This textbook is the first comprehensive guide to Latin verse composition to be published in over one hundred years. It combines a detailed analysis of the Roman poets' metrical practices with a series of graduated exercises designed to train the student in the composition of original Latin verse.
 

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Contents

The Caesura
14
Sound and Sense
28
Word Order
44
Circumlocution
66
The Elegiac Meter
92
The Sapphic Meter
108
The Alcaic Meter
124
Asclepiadic Meters
143
The Hendecasyllabic Meter
166
Iambic Meters
177
Metrical Tables
195
Modern Latin Poets Represented in the Exercises
210
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David J. Califf teaches Latin at the Academy of Notre Dame in Villanova, Pennsylvania. He has published widely on Latin poetry and verse composition, and a number of his Latin poems have appeared in 'The Classical Outlook'.

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