Aeneid IX 386 Scansion

Cinefactus

Censor
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Nīsus a|bit, iam|qu(e) imprūd|ēns ē|vāserat |hostīs

Where would you put the caesura? It feels like it should go after iamque, but can you put a caesura in the middle of an elision?
 

Pacifica

grammaticissima
Staff member
Instead of one caesura in the third foot, you can have two caesurae in the second and fourth feet. I think that's what we've got here:

Nīsus a|bit, || iam|qu(e) imprūd|ēns || ē|vāserat |hostīs
 

Pacifica

grammaticissima
Staff member
NP. :)
 
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