How to Scan and Mark Latin Poetry

By Hadassah Branch, in 'General Latin Chat (English)', Apr 19, 2019.

  1. Could anyone elaborate as to what Latin scansion is and how it is done?
    What is the dactylic hexameter? Please enlighten a clueless fool.
  2. Bitmap Civis Illustris

    • Civis Illustris
    Location:
    Cygnea, Gena
    I could do that, but I feel like there are loads of online resources available already as far as this topic is concerned. I think it would be easier for you to try to read up on that topic and then ask questions in this forum if you don't understand something.
  3. Cinefactus Censor

    • Censor
    Location:
    litore aureo
    Here is a very quick introduction.

    I am wondering if it might be more productive initially just to focus on learning the vowel lengths, as if you know them all well, the verses will mostly scan naturally—although you will need to learn a few extra rules.
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