I'm trying to write a commentary and not only is Facebook distracting me, but I now have a mindblock because I realised that one of my points relies on an ambiguous rhythm that I can't work out
Can someone please try and scan this line for me:
da propriam Thymbraee domum da moenia fessis
It's the "Thymbraee" that gets me, can't work out if "aee" counts as one syllable or two...
Thanks a bunch!
Help with scanning the line of the Aeneid Watch
- Thread Starter
- 28-11-2010 15:32
- 05-12-2010 23:50
Scansion's not my strong suit but I'll give it a go.
I'd take 'Thymbraee' as being 3 syllables - it's the diphthong 'ae', which is a single syllable, followed by an 'e', which is another syllable.
/ da pro / priam / Thymbraee / domum / da mo [enia fessis]
I'm probably missing out on some arcane rule of scansion that makes this horribly incorrect, but so it goes.
(Looking at the fact you're doing Latin at Durham I can't help but feel somewhat unqualified...)Last edited by LeSacMagique; 06-12-2010 at 00:02.