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Lines 1 and 2 of Book I (A) are scanned: “μῆνιν ἄειδε θεὰ Πηληϊάδεω Ἀχιλῆος
οὐλομένην, μυρί᾽ Ἀχαιοῖς ἄλγε᾽ ἔθηκε,
” “-u u-u u- --uu- uu-u
-uu- - -u u-- -u u-u

(For “-εω” pronounced as one syllable see § 43.)

Lines 43-47 of A thus: “ὣς ἔφατ᾽ εὐχόμενος, τοῦ δ᾽ ἔκλυε Φοῖβος Ἀπόλλων,
βῆ δὲ κατ᾽ Οὐλύμποιο καρήνων χωόμενος κῆρ,
τόξ᾽ ὤμοισιν ἔχων ἀμφηρεφέα τε φαρέτρην:
ἔκλαγξαν δ᾽ ἄρ᾽ ὀϊστοὶ ἐπ᾽ ὤμων χωομένοιο,
αὐτοῦ κινηθέντος: δ᾽ ἤϊε νυκτὶ ἐοικώς.
” “- uu -uu- - -uu -u u--
- u u ---u u-- -uu- -
- --u u- --uu- u u--
--- u u-u u -- -uu-u
-- ---u u -uu -u u--
” The caesura of line 46 is slight; observe the bucolic diaeresis. For long -α_ of fifth foot see § 33, and for short “-οι” of third foot see § 25.1.

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