An introduction to the principal Greek tragic and comic metres in scansion, structure, and ictus

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Baldwin and Cradock, 1829 - Greek language - 46 pages
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Page 41 - Poet may be considered as a fortiori credible of the lighter and more volant speech of the Athenian. With great caution, however, let the young Student proceed to investigate the metres of Terence in comparison with those of Aristophanes ; or he may find himself sadly confused by their diversity, instead of being at all instructed by their similitude; notwithstanding the general agreement of both in the cause of so much apparent licence, namely, in the approach which Comedy always must make to the...
Page 6 - The latter (R), requiring u- and rejecting — in 5th, takes place not only in such a simple structure of words as that above given, but under circumstances more complex, which will be explained in note (B) ch. xvi., on the Cretic Termination. This delicacy of structure was discovered by Porson, who gave the name of pausa to it, p.
Page 23 - No Scholar since that day appears to have doubted or discussed Dawes's account of this matter, much less to have approved and defended it. With great reluctance one dissents from so masterly a critic, whose contributions to metrical knowledge can never be estimated too highly: but much careful thought bestowed on the subject has led to that very different result which is here (. 1.) and above (ch.
Page 12 - This nicety of structure in the long Trochaic of Tragedy was first discovered by Professor Porson : not an idea of such a canon seems ever to have been hinted before. (Vid. Kidd's Tracts and Misc. Criticisms of Porson, p. 197— Class. Journ. No. XLV. pp. 166, 7 — Maltby's Lexicon Grœco-Prosodiacum, p.

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