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known to be caesuras by reason of their frequency, and breaks at certain other points being known to be diaereses by reason of their infrequency, we are able to distinguish between the two classes and so to identify the feet. To be sure, the breaks between two syllables are now and then determined by special conditions; however, cases of this kind are not sufficiently numerous to obscure the operation of the law just mentioned. The results of the investigation follow. A. The Eleven-syllable Alcaic. (a) Only three verses begin with a quadrisyllable. (6) No verse begins with two dissyllables. (c) Words end 199 times with the first syllable, 291 times with the second, 308 times with the third, and 53 times with the fourth. Therefore, the third syllable does not conclude a foot. (d) The first four syllables are characteristically a diiamb of the form (only nineteen verses begin_u_). (e) The remaining syllables fall consistently into Ionic feet, one pure and one broken, the fixed break after the fifth syllable thus being a caesura. (ƒ) This analysis accords with the view of Hephaestion, Ench. xiv. 5. G. — B. The Nine-syllable Alcaic. (a) No verse begins with a quadrisyllable. (b) No verse begins with two dissyllables. (c) Words end 84 times with the first syllable, 83 times with the second, 259 times with the third, and 51 times with the fourth. Therefore, the third syllable does not conclude a foot. (d) The first four syllables are characteristically (only ten verses begin_ ~ _). 511_ (e) The second four syllables also conform to a diiamb. (ƒ) The remaining syllable, it is argued, is hypermetric, making the transition easy from the ascending rhythm of this verse to the descending rhythm of the clausula.-C. The Ten-syllable Alcaic. (a) No verse begins with a hexasyllable. (b) No verse begins with two trisyllables. (c) Other grounds are found for taking this verse, with Hephaestion, Ench. vii. 10. G, as logaoedic.
In short, the paper supports the view that verse A is an Epionic Trimeter Catalectic, verse B an Iambic Dimeter Hypercatalectic, and C a logaoedic verse in the shape of a Dactylotrochaic Dimeter.
The paper is printed in full in the Classical Philology series of the University of California Publications, Vol. I (1905-1906), No. 6, P. 172 ff.
Discussion by Professors Clapp and Badè.
22. Plato's Use of airós, by Professor J. Elmore, of the Leland Stanford Jr. University.
The paper is based on a study of aúrós undertaken for the forthcoming Plato Lexicon, in which the results will appear. Owing to the detailed character of the paper the author prefers not to make the usual abstract.
Adjourned 12.15 P.M.
At a meeting of the Executive Committee held on the afternoon of December 29, 1905, the following persons were elected to membership in the Association :
Dr. William Popper, University of California.
Dr. T. Petersson, University of California.
Mr. C. E. Todd, Menlo Park, California.
Arabic numerals indicate pages of the Transactions; Roman numerals indicate pages of the
Ablative of association: 64 ff.
Diaeresis, bucolic: 111 ff.
Accent and elision in Latin verse: 82 ff.
dies natalis, relation to inscriptions on
Donatus and the Terence didascaliae:
Ecbatana, inscription at: xxxii f.
Euripides, Medea, 240: xxviii.
Aurelius, M., comparisons and illustra- Facsimiles, bureau for Ms: lxiv f.
tions in: xxix f.
autós, in Plato: lxviii.
Birds, in Ovid: lxvi f.
-bo futures, Hindu dialects: xi ff.
Bucolic diaeresis: III ff.
Caesar, B.G. vi, 30, 4, emended: xxv;
Chronology, Roman: 6 ff.
Filelfo, in his letters: vi ff.
Futures in bo in Hindu dialects: xi ff.
German, advanced, criticism of texts
Goethe, demonology in Faust: v f.
Hiatus, correption in: lvii.
Cicero, de Off., i. 7. 8: xxxvi f.; his Horace, alcaic strophe: lxvii f.; Carm.
C.I.L. xiv. 309: liv.
commentarii, meaning of: 224 ff.
i. 3. 1-8: lv ff.
Humanists, Filelfo: vi ff.
Conditional sentences, classification of ille, quantity of: 159 ff.
(Latin): xli ff.
Conservatism, aspects of Greek: xx ff.
cyma reversa: ib.
Indirect object (Latin) with verbs of
Dative (Latin), with verbs of favering, Logaoedic, ancient and modern views
helping, etc.: lxiii f.
Demonology in Faust: v f.
of: xlix ff.
Medea's Marriage Problem: xxviii.
Seneca, style of: 45 ff.
Sentence structure, types of, Latin:
Nomenclature of brain, simplification of: Shoe, Roman, lunula on: lxi f.
Notitia and Curiosum, date of: xxxv f. *so (sam, sos, etc.): 204 ff.
Ovid, birds in: lxvi f.
Oxyrhynchus epitome of Livy: 5 ff.
Syllables of diminishing value: 164 ff.
Synizesis, Plautine: 158 ff.; later: 199 ff.
Pause-elision, in Latin verse: 82 ff.; Tacitus, style of: 41 ff.
in Dante and Milton: 102 ff.
Sapphic, minor, ancient and modern
Terence, didascaliae, Donatus's version
Vergil, Ciris: lii; Aen. ii. 559-621:
JULY 1, 1904, TO JANUARY 1, 1906.
It is intended that the Bibliographical Record shall include publications that are either philological in character, in the broadest sense, or that deal with the educational aspects of the study of language and literature. The period
FRANCIS G. ALLINSON.
Lucian (selected writings), pp. xlii + 265, 1905; Ginn & Co. (college series of Greek authors).
A concise dictionary of the Assyrian language; 2 vols., pp. 576, 626; Berlin Reuther & Reichard; New York: Lemcke & Büchner, 1905.
Šupar, (ame)šuparsak (1) (amėl)šak-
(Assyrian) lexicographical notes;
Recent contributions on early Chris-
Recent books on patristic literature;
JBL Journal of Biblical Literature.
JHUC-Johns Hopkins University Circu
LL- Latin Leaflet.
MLA - Publications of the Modern Language
MLN-Modern Language Notes.
Nat. The Nation.
NW-The New World.
PAPA-Proceedings of the American Philological Association.
PUB-Princeton University Bulletin.
TAPA Transactions of the American Philo
UMS - University of Michigan Studies.
The New Testament apocrypha; Ib.,
WILLIAM FREDERIC BADE.
Old Testament scholarship in modern Bible teaching; Pacific Theological Seminary Publications, 1905.
Rev. of J. F. Genung's Words of Koheleth, Biblical World, 1905, 311 ff.
WILLIAM W. BAKER.
De comicis Graecis litterarum iudicibus; HSCP, xv, 121–240. FLOYD G. BALLENTINE.
Some phases of the cult of the Nymphs; HSCP, xv, 77-119.