vir litterarum wrote:least. Are you saying the first syllable of Apollwn is long then?
u u u u -| - ||- u -| - - u -
ἱκανὸς Ἀπόλλων, ᾧ τάδ᾽ ἐκπρᾶξαι μέλει.
vir litterarum wrote:wow. I knew resolution to uu- was fairly common, but I didn't know uuu occurred in tragedy at least.
In the early iambus and in Aeschylus and Sophocles resolution is employed sparingly, not more than once in ten lines on average. In Euripides, after the Hippolytus (428BC), the frequency rises steadily until the Orestes of 408, in which some 34% of trimeters show resolution, some of them two or three resolutions, ... In comedy resolution is still more frequent;
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