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A Guide to Latin Meter and Verse Composition
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Preface; Preliminary Remarks; Rhythm and Meter in English and Latin Poetry; General Rules for Determining the Quantity of Syllables; The Dactylic Hexameter; The Caesura; Variations and Irregularities; Greek Words and Names; Sound and Sense; Rhythm; Consonants and Vowels; Word Order; Circumlocution; The Elegiac Meter; The Sapphic Meter; The Alcaic Meter; Asclepiadic Meters; The Hendecasyllabic Meter; Iambic Meters; Metrical Tables; Glossary of Terms; Modern Latin Poets Represented in the Exercises; Bibliography

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The first comprehensive guide to Latin verse composition to be published in over one hundred years.

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David J. Califf teaches Latin at the Academy of Notre Dame in Villanova, Pennsylvania. He has published widely on Latin poetry and verse composition, and a number of his Latin poems have appeared in 'The Classical Outlook'.

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