But Milton notably deviates from Horace's meter--Fourth Asclepiadean
, in this case--though his headnote says otherwise.
The paper falls into two parts: the first half addresses the evidence for the presence of void in Asclepiades' theory, and concludes that his conception of void was basically that of Epicurus; the second half focuses on the precise nature of Asclepiadean
pores, and seeks to show that they represent void interstices between the primary particles of matter that constitute the human body, and are thus exactly analogous to the void interstices between atoms within solid objects in Epicurus' theory.
The result, used, for example, by Sappho and Alcaeus, was called Asclepiadean
and was scanned UU | - U U - - U U - | U - or UU | - U U - - U U - - U U - | U -.