I still have a problem with this. I've read the texts and I can accurately but mechanically scan a line in Latin or Greek but, to be honest, I just can't feel the rhythm. <br /><br />I have a degree in English Literature and I play the drums (no jokes please) and have no problem with the stressed/ qualitative rhythms of English of whatever period, but the quantitative rhythms of Latin and Greek leave me feeling deaf.
<br /><br />I have probably raised this in an earlier thread (but life is short): my Greek (by origin) Greek teacher approached lines mechanically but my Latin teacher over the summer, who was Japanese(!) said she could feel the rhythm because her language had long and short syllables (again !).
<br /><br />Does anyone else have the same problem or am I just not hearing the beat? ???