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Tristia, Ex Ponto, Ibis Browse below: Download Tristia The Early Letters from Tomis AD8-12
You know that each hexameter verse consists of longs and shorts. Here are three basic rules for determining whether syllables are long or short: A short syllable contains a short quantity vowel , such as the nominative singular ending of the first declension: nauta . A long syllable contains a long quantity vowel , such as the ablative singular of the first declension: nautâ . A long syllable may also contain a diphthong , or two vowels pronounced together, such as the genitive singular of the first declension: nautae .