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 92 - 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 83 - 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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