A History of European Versification

By M. L. Gasparov; G. S. Smith et al. | Go to book overview

Contents
Notationxvii
The Historical Development of European Versexviii
1. INTRODUCTION1
1. Verse and Systems of Versification1
2. Comparative Metrics5
3. Hypothetical Indo-European Verse7
2. SLAVONIC AND BALTIC FOLK SYLLABIC AND TONIC VERSE11
4. Baltic (Lithuanian and Latvian) Folk Syllabic Verse11
5. Common Slavonic and South Slavonic Syllabic Verse15
6. East Slavonic Recitative Tonic Verse18
7. Slavonic Sung Syllabic and Tonic Verse26
8. Slavonic Spoken Tonic Verse32
3. GERMANIC TONIC VERSE36
9. Old Germanic Alliterative Tonic Verse36
10. The Decay of English and German Alliterative Tonic Verse40
11. Digression: Celtic Alliterative Syllabic Verse43
12. The Ossification of Scandinavian Alliterative Tonic Verse47
4. ANCIENT GREEK SYLLABO-METRICAL VERSE49
13. From Syllabic to Quantitative Metre49
14. Digression: Sanskrit Syllabo-Metrical Verse50
15. Aeolic Syllabo-Metrical Verse54
16. Aeolic Metrical Stanza Forms58
17. Choral and Dramatic Stanza Forms62

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Editor's Foreword v
  • Preface vi
  • The Author x
  • Acknowledgements xii
  • Contents xiii
  • Notation xvii
  • I - Introduction 1
  • 2 - Slavonic and Baltic Folk Syllabic and Tonic Verse 11
  • 3 - Germanic Tonic Verse 36
  • 4 - Ancient Greek Syllabo-Metrical Verse 49
  • 5 - Greek and Latin Quantitative Metre 65
  • 6 - Greek and Latin Medieval Syllabic Verse 88
  • 7 - Romance Syllabic Verse 119
  • 8 - The Rise of Germanic Syllabo-Tonic Verse 166
  • 9 - Slavonic Literary Syllabic Verse 210
  • 10 - The Expansion of Syllabo-Tonic Verse 238
  • II - International Free Verse 274
  • 12 - Summing-Up 293
  • Appendix 297
  • Bibliography 314
  • Subject Index 325
  • Metrical Index 328
  • Index of Names 330
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