A System of Greek Prosody and Metre: For the Use of Schools and Colleges : Together with the Choral Scanning of the Prometheus Vinctus of Aeschylus, and the Ajax and Oedipus Tyrannus of Sophocles : to which are Appended Remarks on Indo-Germanic Analogies

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Harper & Brothers, 1839 - Greek language - 270 pages
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Page 277 - Latin Grammar, Part I. Containing the most important Parts of the Grammar of the Latin Language, together with appropriate Exercises in the translating and writing of Latin.
Page 277 - Commentaries on the Gallic War, and the First Book of the Greek Paraphrase; with English Notes, Critical and Explanatory, Plans of Battles, Sieges, &c., and Historical, Geographical, and Archaeological Indexes.
Page 277 - Sallust's Jugurthine War and Conspiracy of Catiline, with an English Commentary, and Geographical and Historical Indexes. By Charles Anthon, LL.D. Sixth Edition, corrected and enlarged. 12mo. With a Portrait Select Orations of Cicero, with an English Commentary, and Historical, Geographical, and Legal Indexes.
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Page 94 - Homer so often the hiatus before them, that, leaving these words out of the account, the hiatus, which is now so frequent in Homer, becomes extremely rare, and in most of the remaining cases can be easily and naturally accounted for. These same words have also, in comparison with others, an apostrophe very seldom before them ; and, moreover, the immediately preceding long vowels and diphthongs are far less frequently rendered short than before other words.
Page 274 - As a philologist and a classical scholar, Professor Anthon has no superior in the United States : and his schoolbooks are deservedly popular, both in England and in this country." — NY Times. " On this side of the Atlantic at least, and to some extent beyond it, Professor Anthon is equally known as admirably qualified to edit and enrich a version of the classics for our own times and the higher seminaries of learning now so thickly scattered through our country.
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Page 277 - Greek Prosody and Metre. For the use of Schools and Colleges; together with the Choral Scanning of the Prometheus Vinctus of JEschylus, and (Edipus Tyrannus of Sophocles, to which are appended Remarks on the Indo-Germamc Analogies.
Page 85 - One restriction as to the feet separately admissible obtains, that the two feet — ^^ v^s^> — , in that order, nowhere concur in the long Anapestic. 2. In the long as in the short Anapestic verse Dactyls are admitted much more sparingly into the second than into the first place of the dipodia. (Elmsley, p. 93.) 3. In the 1200 (or more) Tetrameter Anapestics of Aristophanes only nineteen examples occur of a Dactyl in 2nd, the only second place of a dipodia which it can occupy. In thirteen of those...

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