Scanning line 1.9

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Scanning line 1.9

Post by PeterD » Mon Sep 06, 2004 2:22 am

Hi,

I am not sure if I have scanned the following verse -- line 1.9 -- correctly:



[face=SPIonic]Lhtou=j kai\ Dio\j ui(o/j. o( ga\r basilh=i xolwqei\j[/face]

- - | - u u | - u u | - u u | - u u | - -

I am doubtful about the third foot because of the pause in the verse.

Thanks,

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Re: Scanning line 1.9

Post by annis » Mon Sep 06, 2004 4:00 am

PeterD wrote:[face=SPIonic]Lhtou=j kai\ Dio\j ui(o/j. o( ga\r basilh=i xolwqei\j[/face]

- - | - u u | - u u | - u u | - u u | - -

I am doubtful about the third foot because of the pause in the verse.
The caesura in the third foot is completely normal. But it isn't strong enough to distort the meter, so your scanning is correct.
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