Greek and Latin Quantitative Metre
5 Greek and Latin Quantitative Metre
- A History of European Versification
M. L. Gasparov
- Oxford University Press
This chapter discusses the quantitative metre which was formed in the Greek language between 1000 and 750 bc. The chapter aims to measure short syllables. It also describes in detail the quantitative versification of classical antiquity, having three primary and two secondary measures. The primary measures were dactylic hexameter, trochaic tetrameter, and iambic trimeter. The secondary or auxiliary measures were dactylic pentameter and iambic dimeter.
dactylic hexameter, trochaic tetrameter, iambic trimeter, dactylic pentameter, iambic dimeter
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