Titus Marius Crispus wrote:I also am looking for a good Greek prosody book. My Allen & Greenough has prosody in the back, but the H&Q doesn't seem to cover it. I'm planning on writing something for my school's literature magazine in the spring. Any good book/online reference recommendations?
Eeek! Don't use the prosody from any of those old grammars! They were all desperate to make Greek poetry scan like a Waltz or a March, and all sorts of violence was done to make the complex a great deal more complex.
For books, M.L. West has an introduction to Greek meter (er, metre
) that seems to be available from time to time. Raven's introduction is also solid.
If I may make bold to offer my own work, the Introduction to Greek Meter
is a good start. I'm in the process of turning that into a nice PDF file, and am refining and updating as I go. There used to be a beautiful site, "The Enchiridion of Greek Metrics" but it has gone the way of all flesh.
Oh, and, I don't really know anything about verbs or adjectives yet, but how is the grammar in [face=SPIonic]pa=j Graiko\s e)sti/[/face]?[/edit]
Well, the vocabulary choice is a bit spotty. What are you trying to say? To the Greeks the Graeci were very specific Greeks, not all of them.