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The Meters of Greek and Latin Poetry - James W. Halporn

Paperback Published: 1st March 1994
ISBN: 9780872202436
Number Of Pages: 152

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This text presents a clear and simple outline of Greek and Latin meters in order that the verse of the Greeks and Romans may be read as poetry. Although the Greek and Latin components are conceived as essentially independent, the arrangements of each section confirm in such a way as to facilitate the use of the two in conjunction. No comparable volume exists in English.

The Meters of Greek Poetry
Siglap. 3
Metrics and Prosodyp. 4
The Periodp. 6
Caesura, Diaeresis, Bridgep. 8
The Hexameterp. 10
The Elegiac Coupletp. 12
The Iambic Trimeterp. 13
The Trochaic Tetrameterp. 15
Lyric Metersp. 16
Lyric Dactylsp. 17
Anapaestsp. 20
Lyric Iambs and Trocheesp. 21
Ionic Metersp. 23
Complex Lyric Metersp. 26
Epodes and Asynartetap. 26
Aeolic Metersp. 29
Pindar and Bacchylidesp. 34
Tragedy and Comedyp. 43
Dochmiacsp. 50
Post-Classical Developmentsp. 51
The Meters of Latin Poetry
Siglap. 61
Metrics and Prosodyp. 62
The Periodp. 66
Caesura and Diaeresisp. 67
Spoken Verse: Dactylic Hexameterp. 67
Spoken Verse: The Elegiac Coupletp. 71
Spoken Verse: Iambic Metersp. 72
Spoken Verse: Trochaic Metersp. 77
Lyric Poetryp. 79
Lyric Dactylsp. 81
Anapaestsp. 82
Lyric Iambs, Trochees, Cretics, and Bacchiacsp. 84
Ionics and Choriambsp. 89
Combinations of Lyric Metersp. 93
Epodes and Asynartetap. 94
Aeolic Metersp. 97
Stichic and non-stichic Lyric Poetryp. 102
The Odes of Horacep. 103
The Cantica of Plautus and Senecap. 106
Later Developmentsp. 114
Glossary of Technical Termsp. 121
List of Metersp. 129
Index of Greek Authors Citedp. 133
Index of Latin Authors Citedp. 135
Abbreviationsp. 138
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ISBN: 9780872202436
ISBN-10: 0872202437
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 152
Published: 1st March 1994
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.34  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.16