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I. Preliminary remark

Originally sung poetry, often accompanied by dance, metric literature was obviously subject to other formative conditions than poetry intended from the outset for spoken presentation or for reading. Texts of such kinds still show traces of their earlier sound form ( Music). Accordingly the form ranged from simple ‘melodic lines of sound’, as can be presumed for the ancient Orient and Israel (parallelismus membrorum, …

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Zaminer, Frieder (Berlin), Leonhardt, Jürgen (Marburg/Lahn), Hecker, Karl (Münster), Quack, Joachim (Berlin), Podella, Thomas (Lübeck), West, Martin L. (Oxford) and Vassis, Ioannis (Athens), “Metre”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 24 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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