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Dactylic Meter


The Latin dactylic hexameter is the meter of epic poetry. You will find many websites to help you learn about the dactylic hexameter. Here are some references to get you started:


Hexametrica. An entire website devoted to the Latin dactylic hexameter.

Latin Poetic Meter. A clear presentation of dactylic hexameters and elegiac couplets.

Reading Latin Poetry. A presentation of the dactylic hexameter and elegiac couplet with an emphasis on oral performance.

Viva Voce. A comprehensive website for a wide variety of Latin meters, with audio.

Examples of Greek and Latin meters in English verse, including the dactylic hexameter.

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