Question about Scansion

By Lysandra, in 'General Latin Chat (English)', Mar 20, 2017.

  1. Lysandra Canis

    • Civis Illustris
    Saluete omnes,

    I just started reading some Roman poetry this semester, but it’s been a few months since I did any scansion and I’m a bit confused about one thing. I read that a final -us is usually short by nature. So in the following examples, both taken from Propertius 1.3, are the -us syllables both short? Before I reviewed that page I had been marking them as long.

    Cynthia non certis nixa caput manibus

    hac Amor, hac Liber, durus uterque deus

    Thanks for any help. :)
  2. Etaoin Shrdlu Country member

    • Civis Illustris
    Location:
    Ruritania


    Yes.
  3. Lysandra Canis

    • Civis Illustris
    Thanks. :)

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