By Phoebus Apollo, in 'General Latin Chat (English)', Apr 18, 2017.
This is for scanning the Aeneid (Dactylic hexameter)
Thanks in advance
What reference source are you using for guidance on scansion in hexameters?
I think that generally it is in the middle of the 3rd foot, but sometimes in the fourth or even second. Which one depends on where the main sense break is.
Arma vi|rumque ca|nó, ||Trói|ae quí |prímus a|b órís
Ítali|am fá|tó profu|gus,||Lá|vínaque| vénit
lítora;| mult(um) il|l(e) et ter|rís|| iac|tátus et| altó
ví supe|rum || sae|vae memo|rem Iú|nónis ob |íram
multa quo|qu(e) et bel|ló pas|sús, ||dum |condere|t urbem,
infer|retque de|ós Lati|ó, ||genus| unde La|tínum,
Albá|níque pa|trés, ||at|qu(e) altae| moenia| Rómae.
(Where | marks the feet and || the main caesura).
I must admit I find eg. the third line a little bit troubling for this theory (where the main sense break seems to be at the end of the first foot), but it produces something satisfactory in most cases.
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