CLASSICS 202:  INTERMEDIATE LATIN II
Vergil's Aeneid
Scansion Assignment 1 
Due:  In class Monday, 12 October.  Click here to see the completed assignment.

Print this page and complete the following assignment.  Feel free to consult the meter page for help.


Name ______________________________________
Name ______________________________________
Scan the following passage by doing the following:

1)  Mark long and short vowels
2)  Divide the line up into six feet / metra
3)  Indicate the principal caesura in each line
4)  Indicate bucolic diaeresis where appropriate

Aeneid 1.12-18:
 

12  urbs antiqua fuit (Tyrii tenuere coloni)
 

13  Karthago, Italiam contra Tiberinaque longe
 

14  ostia, dives opum studiisque asperrima belli;
 

15  quam Iuno fertur terris magis omnibus unam
 

16  posthabita coluisse Samo:  hic illius arma,
 

17  hic currus fuit;  hoc regnum dea gentibus esse,
 

18  si qua fata sinant, iam tum tenditque fovetque.