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Pindaric Metre: The ‘Other Half’$
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Kiichiro Itsumi

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199229611

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199229611.001.0001

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Rules for Consistent Analysis

Rules for Consistent Analysis

(p.10) 3. Rules for Consistent Analysis
Pindaric Metre: The ‘Other Half’

Kiichiro Itsumi

Oxford University Press

This chapter argues that consistency is required for the segmentation of verses. Verse-end is clear in most of Pindar's cases. Phrase-boundary within a verse must be set objectively as well. A series of rules is indispensable for reference when a verse seems to include ambiguities and more than one analysis is conceivable. Thus, for example, phrase-boundary should be always set between two true longs and, when anceps intervenes, before anceps.

Keywords:   verse-end, phrase-boundary, anceps, Pindar

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