Comparing these with the two-dactyl forms of the first half, we note
that the form _ w w i _ | w w _, which is there first in order of
frequency, here takes the seventh place. On the other hand,
_ w I w _ w w _, which here is one of the more frequent forms,
occurs but four times in the first half. The form _ I w w _ o y _
is found eight times (in the first half only once). A single word,
EvwaKatSextVis, forms the second half-verse in 205. A monosyllable
ends the pentameter only once : ja[o'p]o-6/*[o]i> [e<rr]i to xpe[ujj>], 519.
Augment preferred: tovt ereAeo-o-e. 740 (Melos vi) ; ypa/x/x'
eTU7ro)o-£, 89 (Att. iv—ii) ; iravra [ej/fparas and [7ran-]a exparets, CXVIII
(Delphi iv) ; repp! e\a/3ev, 856 (Atalante Mac.) ; rovSe Ztvxov, 225
4 5 4 5
(Ephes. Mac.) ; ToVSe iXdrpevaa, 850 (Att. iv-iii) ; TrarptS e[6y]Kc],
Civ (Olymp. vi) ; cAtti'S' 2#ei/To, 21 (Att. v) ; <£i'Aois eAt^cs, not cpiXoun
\1-kk, 56 (Att. iv-ii) ; ttoAa' era/xe, 851 (Rhod. iii). In hapot
5 6 5
iKrepicrav, 183, it is written against the metre.1
The second half exactly repeats the form of the first in three cases :
_ WW _ I WW _ II _ WW _ I WW -, 50.
_ ww I _ ww _ II _ ww I _ ww —, 205 v. 6, 5 19 v. 4.
STRUCTURE OF OTHER VERSES.
i. Iambic Trimeter. — Out of twenty inscriptions in this metre,
thirteen are composed in strict form; that is, without resolutions
either of thesis or arsis. Of thie remainder, two (93, 1130) have
only resolutions which would be permissible in tragic senarii. The
other five have the freedom of the comic trimeter: they are numbers
lvi, 746, 246, 783, cxxxvii, of which the first two are archaic.
1 In 53, tovS' tTvx^y should be read, rather than roDSe rvx^y-