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ed by a dimeter. The strict arrangement, he remarks, would De into four lines merely, containing each ten feet; but the size of the modern page prevents this, of course, from being done. The scanning of the ode, therefore, according to the division adopted by Bentley, will be as follows:

Misĕrārum ēst | nèque ămōri | dărě lūdūm, ' něquè dūles
Mala vino lavere, aut ex animari, | metuentes
Pătruæ vēr bĕră linguæ.

The arrangement in other editions is as follows:
Misĕrārum ēst | nèque ămōri | dărě lūdūm,
Neque dulci | mala vino | lavere, aut cx-

-ǎnimāri | mětuentes! pătruæ vēr|běră linguæ

Others, again, have the following scheme :
Miserarum est neque amori | dare ludum,
Neque dulci | mala vino | lavere, aut ex-
-animari | metuentes | patruæ

Vērbĕră | linguæ, &c.

Both of these, however, are justly condemned by Bentley.

18. GREATER ALCAIC.

This metre, so called from the poet Alcæus, consists of two feet, properly both iambi, and a long catalectic syllable, followed by a choriambus and an iambus, the cæsural pause always fallng after the catalectic syllable; as,

Vidēs | ut alta || stēt nivě căn|didūm.

But the first foot of the iambic portion is alterable, of course, to a spondee, and Horace much more frequently has a spondes than an iambus in this place; as,

ō mātrě pulchrā || filiă pulchrior.

The Alcaic verse is sometimes scanned with two dactyls in the latter member; as,

Vidēs | ut āl|tā || stēt nivě | căndĭdům.

The Alcaic stanza consists of four lires, the first and second being greater Alcaics, the third an ia nbic dimeter hypermeter (No. 8), and the fourth a minor Alcaic (No. 20).

For some remarks on the structure of the Alcaic stanza con ult Anthon's Latin Versification, p 224, sega.

19. ARCHILOCHIAN HEPTAMETER

This species of verse consists of two members, the first a daotylic tetrameter à priore (vid. No. 2, in notis), and the latter a trochaic dimeter brachycatalectic; that is, the first portion of the line contains four feet from the beginning of a dactylic hexameter, the fourth being always a dactyl, and the latter portion onsists of three trochees; as,

as,

Solvitur | acris hīļēms grāļtā vicě || vēris | ēt Fă|võni

20. MINOR ALCAIC.

This metre consists of two dactyls followed by two trochees

Lēviă | pērsõnu|ērě | săxă.

21. DACTYLICO-IAMBIC.

This measure occurs in the second, fourth, and other evez lines of the eleventh Epode of Horace, omitted in the present edition. The first part of the verse is a dactylic trimeter cataectic (No. 3), the latter part is an iambic dimeter (No. 7); as,

Scriběrě vērsiculos || amore per culsum | grăvi.

One peculiarity attendant on this metre will need explanation. In consequence of the union of two different kinds of verse into one line, a licence is allowed the poet with regard to the final syllable of the first verse, both in lengthening short syllables and preserving vowels from elision.

Hence lines thus composed of independent metres are called á sváρτητоι, or inconneri on account of this medial license. Archilochus, according to Hephæstion, was the first who employed them. (Bentley, ad Epod. 11.) Many editions, however, prefer the simpler, though less correct, division into two die tinct measures; as

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This measure occurs in the second, fourth, and other oven lines of the thirteenth Epode of Horace, as it is arranged in this edition The first part of the verse is an iambic dimeter (No

7), the latter part is a dactylic trimeter catalectic (No. 3). It is, therefore, directly the reverse of the preceding.

Occasiōnēm de die: || dumque viɣrēnt gěnǎļā.

The license mentioned in the preceding measure takes place also in this; as,

Epod Line.

13.

8. Red icet in sedem vicē. Nunc, &c.

10. Levure diris pectorā sollicitudinibus

14. Findunt Scamandri fluminā, lubricus, &c.

These lines are also, like those mentioned in the preceding section, called doνváρτητоι, or inconneri. Many editions prefer the following arrangement, which has simplicity in its favor, but not strict accuracy:

Occā|siō||nēm dê | drẻ :
Demon đi rừng.

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Angustam, amice....
At, O Deorum

18, 18,

8, 20 | Icci, beatis.

18, 18, 8, 20 Ille et nefasto

Impios parrae..

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18. 18,

20

18, 18, 8, 20

10, 10, 10, 4

1, 5
18, 18, 8, 20 Inclusam Danaén.... 13, 13, 13, 14
Intactis opulentior... 14, 13

5, 7

Bacchum in remotis. 18, 18, 8, 20 Integer vita

Beatus ille..........

5, 7

Jam jain efficaci

Colo supinas

18, 18, 8, 20

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Justum et tenacem
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Mercuri, nam te..... 10, 10, 10, 4
Miserarum est....... 17
Montium custos...... 10, 10, 10, 4
Motum ex Metello... 18, 18, 8, 20
4 Musis amicus........ 18, 3, 8 20
Natis in usum.......
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Thus in the ode beginning with the words Eli, Vetusto, the first and second liner
of each stanza are Greater Alcaics (No. 18), the third line is an Iambic Dimeter (o
, and the last line a Mino Alcaic (No. 20), and so of the rest.

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