Archilochian


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Archilochian

(ˌɑːkɪˈləʊkɪən)
adj
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) denoting or relating to the 7th century bc Greek poet Archilochus or his verse, esp the iambic trimeters or trochaic tetrameters used by him
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He is wrong, incidentally, in applying the dactyl/spondee pattern to the refrain that follows the end of each of these hexametric lines: this refrain, read here as 'Ut preclues celos colentes', can perhaps be thought of as an iambic pendant which with the hexameters creates an Archilochian pattern in the poem as a whole.