Friday, January 20th, 2012

Horace’s lyric meters: Asclepiadeans (Odes 1.1)

Herewith a re-do of a poem I have done on an earlier podcast, this time with special attention to the meter. It is part of a series on Horace’s lyric meters. This installment focuses on a meter that scholars call variously Asclepiads, asclepiadeans, the First Asclepiad, and the Lesser Asclepiad. The name is given by […]

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

Quintilian on pauses in Aeneid 1.1-8

Quintilian on pausing Pacing: Quintilian on pauses in Aeneid 1.1–8 (Inst. 11.3.33–38, trans. Russell) Arma virumque cano,/ Troiae qui primus ab oris/ Italiam/ fato profugus/ Lavinaque venit litora,/ multum ille et terris iactatus et alto . . . Albanique patres, atque altae moenia Romae./ Musa, mihi causas memora, quo numine laeso . . . Elisions: […]