whereas, if the long syllables come first the foot is
called a palimbacchius. Three shorts make a trochee,
although those who give that name to the choreus
call it a tribrach: three longs make a molossus.
Quintilian. With An English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1922.
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