Hexameter

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Hexameter is a metrical line of verse. It is usually made of six parts, called feet. It is the standard verse form used in Ancient Greek and Latin literature. The Iliad and Aeneid use it, and so do Ovid's Metamorphoses.

Catalectic dactylic hexameter.svg

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Long mesaure
υ Short measure
. End of the metric
| Caesura  – the most common are A4 (called „Trithemimeres“), B1 („Penthemimeres“), B2 („Kata triton trochaion“), C1 („Hephthemimeres“) and C2 („Bukolic Dihaeresis“)