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.
line used by Homer and Virgil" (2011, 18), one
Hawtrey's delicate and fluent verse, has the riddle been resolved; the verses are faultless; are English; are hexametric
; but that is simply a graceful interlude of a pastime, a well-played stroke in a game of skill played with language." They are verse but not poetry.
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]:
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
The mystery unravels or perhaps ping-pongs around this unwieldy gang of characters their dubious super-being powers and a montage of sci-fi terms that runs the gamete from "hexametric
dimensional vortex" to "surfing the Net." Edwards slips into "telling" so much that he loses the rich details that "showing" brings to the reader.
(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.