Lex wrote:Do elided vowels still count with respect to scansion?
(D)πολλὰς δ' | (S)ἰφθί | (S)μους ψῡ | (S)χὰς Ἄι | (D)δι προΐ | (S)αψεν
... I assumed the first foot, with δὲ elided to δ', is a dactyl, and read the first iota in ἰφθίμους as long by position.
Also, how important do you think it is to learn prosody when learning Epic? I'd love to skip this part of the lessons, but am afraid it might get me into trouble.
Lex wrote:(S)πολλὰς | (S)δ' ἰφθί | (S)μους ψῡ | (S)χὰς Ἄι | (D)δι προΐ | (S)αψεν
Lex wrote:So, does this all together mean that the έῳ in χρῡσέῳ is pronounced monosyllabically by synizesis, and then shortened?
Also, καὶ ἐλίσσετο is also given as an example of 1173. Would that make the line scan like so?:
(D)χρῡσέῳ ἀ | (S)νὰ σκή | (D)πτρῳ, καὶ ἐλ | (D)ίσσετο | (D)πάντας Ἀ | (S)χαιούς,
Lex wrote:I was a bit surprised when I realized that metrical rules like synizesis and epic correption could be "stacked", so to speak. This begs the question, are there any rules for how this stacking is done?
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