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[105] The amphibrachys may close the cadence, as in Q. Ligarium in Africa fuisse,1 although in that case some will prefer to call it a bacchius. The trochee2 is one of the less good endings, if any final syllable is to be regarded as short, as it undoubtedly must be. Otherwise how can we end with the dichoreus, so dear to many orators? Of course, if it be insisted that the final syllable is long, the trochee becomes an anapaest.

1 pro Lig. i. 1.

2 It must be remembered that for Quintilian a trochee is the same as a tribrach (u u u). See ยง 82.

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