A Guide to Latin Meter and Verse Composition

A Guide to Latin Meter and Verse Composition

Details

Author(s)
David J. Califf
Format
Paperback | 224 pages
Dimensions
155 x 234 x 26mm | 454g
Publication date
01 Jul 2002
Publisher
Anthem Press
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition
Bilingual edition
Edition Statement
First Edition, First ed.
ISBN10
1898855722
ISBN13
9781898855729
Bestsellers rank
564,072

Description

This textbook is the first comprehensive guide to Latin verse composition to be published in over one hundred years. It combines a detailed analysis of the Roman poets' metrical practices with a series of graduated exercises designed to train the student in the composition of original Latin verse. Beginning with the dactylic hexameter and working through elegiac, lyric and dramatic meters, the exercises in this volume accomplish more than simply teaching the basic rules of prosody and versification. They also help cultivate an ear for rhythm, build vocabulary, sharpen grammatical skills and develop attentiveness to the nuances of poetic style and diction. A Guide to Latin Meter and Verse Composition therefore represents an invaluable resource for students and teachers at all levels, not only for verse composition but also for a fuller understanding and appreciation of the metrical artistry of Latin poetry.


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