if a Roman were to actually speak this line, it seems like they would elide the ends of the first two lines to "gent'immeritam" and "superb'Ilium't," respectively. But since this is in the context of Dactylic Hex, I'm not so sure what happens.Postquam res Asiae Priamiqu’evertere gentem
immeritam visum superis, ceciditque superbum
Ilium’t omnis humo fumat Neptunia Troia,
On the one hand, I want to preserve meter, but on the other hand, it feels really unnatural to stop the nasalization of the terminal "m" in both "gentem" and "superbum," especially considering they both lead into enjambment (and a noun-adjective pair!). Complicating the picture even further, immediately before the "gentem" and immediately after "superbum" are elisions ("Priamiqu'evertere" on the one hand, and "Ilium't") on the other. So to preserve meter, the reader would have to decide first to elide, then to not elide twice, and then to elide again. Tricky tricky.
Where can I find guidance on how to read this? Any help is appreciated.
P.S. two cool things to note are the "chiasmatic structure" of this dilemma, if it is one, and the implication -- if the lines are not to be elided -- that putting words into meter changes the words, rather than just being "natural grooves" that the words run through.