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... fame in keen iambics...

PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2005 9:38 am
by auctor
Will's caveat in an earlier thread against getting stuck in an iambic or dactylic rut could be neatly balanced by this pair of translations of Catullus, the English by Sir William Marris , and the Greek by yours truly

At non effugies meos iambos

You shan’t evade
These rhymes I’ve made
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e)mon g' i)ambon ou)damwj sbeseij
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But I do agree with Will's sentiment, our metrical pencils should be shoved as far afield as poss. Those glyconic and pherecratean lines I fiddled with a while ago seemed to fill themselves up quite easily in Greek.

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