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[49] Further, the laws of metre not merely refuse the substitution of one foot for another, but will not even admit the arbitrary substitution of any dactyl or spondee for any other dactyl or spondee. For example, in the line

Panditur snterea domus omnipotentis Olympi

Aen. x. 1. 1
the alteration of the order of the dactyls would destroy the verse.

1 “Meanwhile Olympus' halls omnipotent / Are wide unbarred.”

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