Papers of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens — 4.1885-1886

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ON GREEK VERSIFICATION IN INSCRIPTIONS. IO3

The resolution of -tm of the genitive singular is perhaps unknown to
the literature of Hellenic times. The epigrammatists of the Anthol-
ogy have tetrasyllabic 'AtSew and the like ; Meleager in Anth. Palat.
iv, 1, affording eight examples in fifty verses. But I do not know of
any instance which antedates the Roman period. Our inscriptions
show two cases :

Aa/xi//ayop£oj, end of a trimeter, lvi (Amorg. vi).1

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Ae<oWSea>, pent., xxxvi (Att. iii-ii).

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The first ought perhaps not to count, as the other name in the
inscription is unmetrical: see p. 47. The second example is certain,
but the epitaph is pretty late, and possibly belongs in the Roman
epoch. Compare Anth. Pal. vi, 190, 191. The restoration 7ratS[a

MevleKparew in 492b "prf. (Theb. iv) is not to be trusted; indeed

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something like ttoiSFos T^jAeKparew would conform better to Fou-

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cart's copy.

aA(A.)eW, liv (Delos Nax. vi) : HO is written,
c w

wkeW, pent., 768 (Xanth. iv).
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al/x[a]mio)v, pent., 782 (Halic. iii-ii).

Resolved in :

BovraSeW, 852 (Att. ii) ;

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as occasionally in literature (H 1, <j> 191, etc.).
irapa 6iu>v, pent., 6 (Att. vi).

(te-o-i), lxxiv (Cypriote).
a\(\)' {te-o-i), same; -eon shortened? See p. 55.
[«oo-/x]eW, pent., 489 (Theb. iv).

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'HpaxAemi', 859 (Tichiussa iv-ii).
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[<e'ot]i to xp£Jw]> pent., 519 (Thessalon. Mac).
Kpewv, troch. tetr., 783 (Cnid. iv-ii).
Xcuxfiopov, pent., lx (Chios v).

Not Aap.i,ay6peu>, as assumed by Usener, Altgr. Verskunst, p. 39, note 22.
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