Herodotus 1.47.3

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markcmueller
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Herodotus 1.47.3

Post by markcmueller » Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:41 pm

I'm trying to figure out how to scan the oracle in Hdt 1.47.3.

I'm not sure that what I've done in correct, but I'm left with "ἅμ" being a long which doesn't seem justified.

- υ υ | - - | - - | - υ υ | - υ υ | - -
ἑψομέν ης ἐν χαλκῷ ἅμ᾽ ἀρνεί οισι κρέ εσσιν,

Have I scanned the line incorrectly?

Mark

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Re: Herodotus 1.47.3

Post by Hylander » Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:06 pm

The third and fourth feet: _ uu | _ _ . The omega (ωι) is shortened because another vowel follows (correption).

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Re: Herodotus 1.47.3

Post by markcmueller » Sun Feb 09, 2020 3:36 pm

Perfect! Thanks a bunch!

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