GlottalGreekGeek wrote:[face=SPIonic]nu=n m' e(/le, daimoni/h, h9\ m' e)/qelgej e)n nh/sw|
ku/knwn tw=n leu/kwn qu/mon e)xou=sa meu=[/face]
The hexameter starts off fine, but then there's a bit of a scansion muddle. Somewhere I saw a verse comp. book say you should start your verses at the end of the line. At first I thought this was mad, but I am also mostly likely to trip up near the end of a line rather than the beginning.
First, the hiatus before [face=spionic]h(/[/face]
is a surprise. Strange things do happen at the caesura, and the final eta of [face=spionic]daimoni/h[/face]
is allowed hiatus here, because it falls in a natural long, and is thus following a Homeric model. But it's not very frequent.
on scans: - u - u - - -. You need: uu - uu - u u - - (where the uu are contractable; by preference avoid contraction in the fifth foot).
The pentameter starts of fine, but you're missing a short position before [face=spionic]meu=[/face]
(love the Ionic brogue!). Note the accenting: [face=spionic]qumo/n[/face]