Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Iliad with scanned verses

After a reader's request, I decided to create a separate page for the Iliad which includes a simple scansion of the lines. For anyone unfamiliar with the term, scansion is a parsing of the meter into feet composed of stressed and unstressed syllables (in English; in Greek, feet are composed of long and short syllables). I have highlighted the first syllable of each metrical foot with boldfaced red text, to assist anyone who wishes to scan the meter in my verses. I'll keep this up as well as the main text, as I continue to translate the Iliad into dactylic hexameter. I welcome additional reader input!

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