It is unfortunately impossible to trace the plan of the poem, which presumably detailed the adventures of this unheroic character: the metre used was a curious mixture of hexametric
and iambic lines.
Therefore the cover of a book on the origins of the vocal alphabet (Figure 1) shows both an image of an early Greek inscription and the spectrogram of the same hexametric
verse line spoken by Barry Powell, one of the most original scholars on that subject(Ernst & Kittler, 2006); see Powell (1991, 2002).
After his interpolation of a twenty-six-line hexametric
invocation to raise the dead, a passage that relies heavily on non-Homeric, non-Greek mysticism, Africanus changes voice from Odysseus's and concludes his eighteenth [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]:
References to the hellebore can also be found in the hexametric
poetry of Horace, who, as is well known, is Persius' main model (2).
It stands with Christian Bernhard Kayser's hexametric
version, completed in 1763, as arguably the poem's most significant early reworking.
To mega biblion; book-ends, end-titles, and coronides in papyri with hexametric
Other examples of their displays of metrical prowess are "Tene putas, Daniel": here again, it cannot have been sung according to its metric, for its tune is that of "Salve festa dies" in elegiacs, onto which have been grafted hexameters; moreover, the next item ("Angelicum solita"), though hexametric
, is set to the St.
67) On the other hand, habrocomes, with rough breathing, is found in Euripides as an epithet for a palm-tree, and it soon becomes very common in late hexametric
Chapter 4, "Questioning Authority," stands out in that it takes a different direction, namely assessing the role of hexametric
poetry within Aristophanic plays.
3) What happened between the printed hexametric
version and Batsanyi's private withdrawal of his translation?