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XIX

Terentianus Maurus on Metre:

We see that Horace nowhere employed verse of this rhythm continuously, but the learned Arbiter uses it often in his works. You will remember these lines, which we are used to sing: “ The maidens of Memphis, made ready for the rites of the Gods. The boy coloured deep as the night with speaking gestures.

Marius Victorinus III, 17 (Keil, Grammatici, II, 138):

We know that the lyric poets inserted some lines of this rhythm and form in their works, as we find too in Arbiter, for example: “ The maidens of Memphis, made ready for the rites of the Gods, ” and again“Coloured deep as the night, [dancing] Egyptian dances.

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