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Preface
Preface
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|General information on Hexametrica, including its purpose, intended audience, and structure.
Rhythms
The Tradition
 Fingers
 Feet
 Substitution
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|Basic information on the dactylic hexameter and how it was employed in Latin epic.
Scansion
Nature
 Position
 Example
 Syllabification
 Elision
 Pauses
 Divisions
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|What you need to know about scanning hexameter verse, from syllables to caesurae.
   
Recitation
Theory vs. practice
 Example
 A final word
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|General principles on reading epic aloud, with emphasis on tempo vs. dramatic license.
 
Glossary
Glossary
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|An index of technical terms used throughout the Heximetrica site, with links to each term in context.
   
 
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