CLASSICS 202:  INTERMEDIATE LATIN II
Vergil's Aeneid
Scansion Assignment 2 
Due:  In class Monday, 19 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 1.37-45:
 

37  haec secum:  "mene incepto desistere victam,
 

13  nec posse Italia Teucrorum avertere regem?
 

14  quippe vetor fatis.  Pallasne exurure classem

 
    (line 40 accidentally ommitted)
 

41  unius ob noxam et furias Aiacis Oilei?        note: Ai = diphthong
 

16  ipsa Iovis rapidum iaculata e nubibus ignem,
 

17  disiecitque rates evertitque aequora ventis,
 

18  illum exspirantem transfixo pectore flammas
 

45  turbine corripuit scopuloque infixit acuto."