Tuesday, October 8th, 2013...10:06 am
Rhythmic Fluency 2: The Hendecasyllable
In this second installment of a three part series, Lance Piantaggini drums his way to a better understanding of the Latin hendecasyllable, using Catullus 1.1-2 as an example. He also discusses the downside of scansion, and suggests a system where, rather than indicating metrical feet above the line, we simply rely on macrons to make clear vowel quantities, and underline syllables that are long by position.
Cui dono lepidum novum libellum
arido modo pumice expolitum?