Review Article: Latin Prosody and Meter: Brevis Brevians

  title={Review Article: Latin Prosody and Meter: Brevis Brevians},
  author={A. M. Devine and Laurence D. Stephens},
  journal={Classical Philology},
  pages={142 - 157}
We have always maintained that the linguist (as a professional in a technical area in which the general classicist is, relatively speaking, a layman) could make a significant contribution to the study of the classics or, more precisely, to those areas of endeavor, such as metrics and stylistics, which are crucially founded on a proper understanding of the nature and functioning of language. It was therefore with pleasure that we accepted the opportunity offered us of reviewing a book by an… 
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Die Iambenkurzung
  • Contrast Drexler
Die lateinische Synkope als historisches und phonologisches Problem
  • Kratylos
  • 1966
See the often acrimonious discussions of Spengel, Ritschl, Corssen, etc
    For further documentation and references to the phenomenon in Greek, see W. Baehrens, Sprachlicher Kommentar zur vulgdrlateinischen
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    • 1922