Studies in Philology, Volume 10

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University of North Carolina Press, 1913 - Philology
 

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Page 4 - Aristophanes will effectually dispel any illusion as to the predominance of 58e in iambic metre. Iambic metre may delight in words with a short penult, but there are other considerations besides metri causa; and crimes are committed in the name of metrical slavery as well as in the name of civil liberty. . . .
Page 4 - ... in tragedy and comedy is sensible enough, but it would be dangerous to generalize as to the contrast in usage. True, we should expect greater exactness in comedy, as comedy comes nearer to real life, but even in 1 See Blase, Rh.
Page 3 - yon,' which is as vague as the next world to which it is always assigned, and great hulking demonstrative that it is, it needs the guidance of SSe and ovros, ovro? e/eetiw, oS
Page 4 - and ' that ' in English are not so simple as might be supposed. Foreigners do not always master them perfectly ; a German friend of mine always said 'one of those days', and the use of este and ese is said to be the Spanish shibboleth. No one, however blunt his senses, is indifferent to the final i in ooi and ovroai, and it is not unprofitable to train the perceptions to catch finer differences.
Page 3 - ... (the traditional order in the grammars) grew out of some remarks by Professor Gildersleeve in divers places in The American Journal of Philology, in which he desiderated more definite information about these pronouns. Perhaps, therefore, it will not be amiss to quote the passages in full. " OUTOÇ is the universal demonstrative ; the others are all particular; it is the regular antecedent of the relative, and with it the relative is ' that.' With the others, oSe and e/eetvoc, it is rather ' who...
Page 5 - But 56> is a very uncertain quantity (AJP XXIII 124). It belongs chiefly to dramatic literature, where it sometimes abounds to the overwhelming of ovTot and fKiivos, which elsewhere override or efface it.
Page 3 - yon ', which is as vague as the next world, to which it is always assigned, and great hulking demonstrative as it is, it needs the guidance of 58
Page 4 - Sit, say, from the right hand to the left, and the thing becomes perfectly simple, if it were not for Aristophanes. But a glance at the old Caravella index of Aristophanes will effectually dispel any illusion as...
Page 4 - IT there are four times as many 55e's as ow-or's (AJP XXVII 327), so that a mechanical soul might be tempted to suspect the iambic metre, in which 5&t has manifestly a great advantage over ovros.
Page 4 - IT, there are four times as many oSe's as oCroc's (AJP xxvn, 327), so that a mechanical soul might be tempted to suspect the iambic metre, in which...

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