scazon


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scazon

(ˈskeɪzɒn)
n
a metre in poetry in which the spondee or trochee replaces the final iambus; a choliamb
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His fables are for the most part versions of the stock stories associated with the name of Aesop; however, Babrius rendered them into the scazon, or choliambic, meter.
Catullus 8 is written in the choliambic meter, sometimes also called 'limping iambics', or scazons.
Persius Flaccus (34-62), who imitated the meters of Lucilius in the prologue of his works, the Greek rhetor Agamemnon now breaks into Latin scazons, or limping iambics, and then switches abruptly to hexameters.