In the ancient notion of ‘verse’, the central concept is that of ‘measure’. Ancient theory identified nine fundamental meters. The composition of metrical units through the repetition of the same or the combination of different basic metrical units was able to explain, in that theory, all the variety of Greek versification. In lyric poetry, the measure of dimeter seems to have been the main component. In modern scholarship, with the decisive influence of August Boeckh, a new notion of ‘verse’ emerged in the sense of ‘melic verse’.

Verse

LOMIENTO, LIANA
2014-01-01

Abstract

In the ancient notion of ‘verse’, the central concept is that of ‘measure’. Ancient theory identified nine fundamental meters. The composition of metrical units through the repetition of the same or the combination of different basic metrical units was able to explain, in that theory, all the variety of Greek versification. In lyric poetry, the measure of dimeter seems to have been the main component. In modern scholarship, with the decisive influence of August Boeckh, a new notion of ‘verse’ emerged in the sense of ‘melic verse’.
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