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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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Two Metres in Non‐Dactylo‐Epitrite Stanza‐Forms

Two Metres in Non‐Dactylo‐Epitrite Stanza‐Forms

(p.21) 4. Two Metres in Non‐Dactylo‐Epitrite Stanza‐Forms
Pindaric Metre: The ‘Other Half’

Kiichiro Itsumi

Oxford University Press

This chapter demonstrates that there are two types of metre in the non-dactylo-epitrite poems, namely, aeolic and freer D/e. The former is similar with the aeolics of tragedy or comedy. The latter is similar with the normal D/e of Pindar.

Keywords:   types of metre, aeolic, freer dactylo-epitrite, tragedy, comedy

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