alcaics

alcaics
alcaic verse.
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  • Alcaic — /al kay ik/, adj. 1. pertaining to Alcaeus or to certain meters or a form of strophe or stanza used by, or named after, him. n. 2. Alcaics, Alcaic verses or strophes. [1620 30; < LL Alcaicus < Gk Alkaïkós, equiv. to Alka(îos) ALCAEUS + ikos IC] * …   Universalium

  • Alcaic — Al•ca•ic [[t]ælˈkeɪ ɪk[/t]] adj. 1) pro pertaining to Alcaeus or Alcaics 2) pro Alcaics, (used with a pl. v.) verses of four, four lined, dactylic strophes or stanzas, with four feet per line, used by or named after Alcaeus • Etymology: 1620–30;… …   From formal English to slang

  • Horace — Quintus Horatius Flaccus, (Venosa, December 8, 65 BC Rome, November 27, 8 BC), known in the English speaking world as Horace, was the leading Roman lyric poet during the time of Augustus.LifeBorn in Venosa or Venusia, as it was called in his day …   Wikipedia

  • Winchester College — Motto Manners makyth man Established 1382 Type Independent school Rel …   Wikipedia

  • The Phoenix Nest — (sometimes written as Phœnix Nest , and sometimes including a possessive apostrophe after the x ) was an anthology of poetry by various authors which was set foorth by an as yet unidentified R. S. of the Inner Temple Gentleman , in 1593. The… …   Wikipedia

  • Psalms — • The Psalter, or Book of Psalms, is the first book of the Writings , i.e. of the third section of the printed Hebrew Bible of today. Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Psalms     Psalms …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Aeolic verse — is a classification of Ancient Greek lyric poetry referring to the distinct verse forms characteristic of the two great poets of Archaic Lesbos, Sappho and Alcaeus, who composed in their native Aeolic dialect. These verse forms were taken up and… …   Wikipedia

  • alcaic Prosody — [al keɪɪk] adjective written in or denoting a verse metre occurring in four line stanzas. noun (alcaics) alcaic verse. Origin C17: via late L. from Gk alkaikos, from Alkaios Alcaeus (c.620–c.580 BC), Greek lyric poet …   English new terms dictionary

  • Alcaic strophe — noun 1. A verse form much used by Horace, consisting of two eleven syllable Alcaics: ˘̲–˘––/–˘˘–˘˘̲, followed by a nine syllable: ˘̲–˘–––˘–˘, and a ten syllable: –˘˘–˘˘–˘–˘ 2. Imitated by Tennyson in ‘O mighty mouth d inventor of harmonies’ • • • …   Useful english dictionary

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