Excerpt from Res Metrica: An Introduction to the Study of Greek Roman Versification In regard to the history of the Hexameter and especially of its caesura, the writer of this book disagrees with some current methods and is inclined to dispute, or disable' as evidence, a good deal of recent statistics.In regard to Iambic and Trochaic Verse, evidence is offered - statistics, I think, too simple to ...
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le that the peculiarly Roman line (with spondees in what for a Greek were the wrong places) did not die out gradually, but gained ground, from Ennius to. Accius, and then was ejected by a reaction or new movement. An outline of the history of metre at Rome has been attempted (pt. II, chap. Ii) which is intended to show brieﬂy what the Romans were trying to do at different periods and what were the difficulties they had to contend with.The tragedies of Seneca have been kept in view, as throwing light both on Horace's metrical ideas and on Roman metrical practice of the imperial age.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.