In reply to Maecenas’ pressures, Horace justifies his inability to complete his ‘iambi’ by citing the example of Anacreon, who composed his poems to Bathyllus non elaboratum ad pedem: this expression is usually taken by scholars to mean a “simple” or “neglected” measure. The aim of this article is to show that the expression concerns more specifically two main Anacreontic meters (anaclast and hemiamb). During Horace’s age, they were probably believed as degenerate variants of iambus.

"Non elaboratum ad pedem" (Hor. Ep. 14, 6-12): le sorti alterne del metro anacreonteo a Roma

Bucceroni Lorenzo
2017-01-01

Abstract

In reply to Maecenas’ pressures, Horace justifies his inability to complete his ‘iambi’ by citing the example of Anacreon, who composed his poems to Bathyllus non elaboratum ad pedem: this expression is usually taken by scholars to mean a “simple” or “neglected” measure. The aim of this article is to show that the expression concerns more specifically two main Anacreontic meters (anaclast and hemiamb). During Horace’s age, they were probably believed as degenerate variants of iambus.
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