Posts Tagged by meter
|May 20, 2020||Filled under Featured, Tutorial||
There are different terms for different parts of a Greek drama, some of which modern scholars took from Aristotle and other ancient drama critics. The typical structure of an Ancient Greek tragedy is a series of alternating dialogue and choral lyric sections. Meter is the rhythm of the speech and the song. The more you get into it, the more you feel how the meters are in touch with the feelings of the characters and their actions and their words. This post provides an introductory overview of the structure and meter typically used in tragedy. Read more…
|December 27, 2018||Filled under Featured, Homeric Greek, Reading Homer||
In this video Gregory Nagy, Leonard Muellner, and Douglas Frame discuss reading Homer aloud: pronunciation and its changes through time; pausing at enjambments; mastering the rhythm by memorizing passages; fixed metrical patterns; rhythm built into the language; predictability of ends of hexameter lines. Read more…
|February 16, 2018||Filled under Featured, Homeric Greek, Just Enough Greek||
In this video, Leonard Muellner demonstrates and provides help for those learning dactylic hexameter—the meter of Homeric epic, providing you with an opportunity to practice reading for yourself. Read more…
|September 12, 2015||Filled under Featured, Homeric Greek, Just Enough Greek, Tutorial||
We are pleased to share the following video about ancient Greek meter, featuring Professor Leonard Muellner. In this video, Muellner describes the basic rules of prosody, with a focus on dactylic hexameter, the meter of Homeric epic, and iambic trimeter, a meter used in ancient Greek tragedy.
This presentation is accessible to absolute beginners, as no previous knowledge of ancient Greek or poetic meter is assumed.
|July 15, 2014||Filled under Featured, Word Study|
~ A guest blog by Sarah Scott & Janet Ozsolak and the Oinops Study Group ~ Zeus struck my ship with his thunderbolts, and broke it up in the middle of the wine-faced [oinops] sea [pontos] (Odyssey vii, 249–252) Although we had searched on the Greek word oinops, once we had the list of passages […] Read more…