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Originally appearing in Volume V21, Page 830 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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METRE AND PROSODY: The most important treatises (apart from those mentioned under " Editions ") are Muller, Plautinische Prosodie (1869); Spengel, Reformvorschlage zur Metrik der lyrischen Versarten(1882); Klotz,Grundzuge altromischerMetrik(1890); Skutsch, Forschungen zur lateinischen Grammatik and Metrik (1892), lambenkiirzung and Synizese (Satura Viadrina) (1896), continued by the author in a work called PEpas (1903); Leo, Die plautinischen Cantica and die hellenistische Lyrik (1897); Maurenbrecher, Hiatus and Verschleifung im alien Latein (1899); Ahlberg, De proceleusmaticis (1900), De correptione iambica plautina (1901); Jacobsohn, Quaestiones plautinae (1904) ; Radford, on the Recession of the Latin Accent " (in Amer. Journ. Phil., 1904), " Studies in Latin Accent and Metric " (in Trans. Amer. Phil. Assoc., 1904), " Plautine synizesis " (ibid., 1905, continued in Amer. Journ. Phil., 1906), (a work on cognate subjects is promised by Exon) ; Sudhaus, Der Au:bau der plautinischen' Cantica (1909), SYNTAx.—The most recent works bearing on Old Latin syntax, are Sjogren, Zum Gebrauch des Futurums im Altlateinischen (1906); Lindsay, Syntax of Plautus (1907); Sonnenschein, The Unity of the Latin Subjunctive (1910). A work by H. Thomas, entitled A catalogue raisonne of the Subjunctive in Plautus, in support of the theory of the unity of origin of the Latin Subjunctive, is announced as in preparation. LExicA.—The only completed, lexicon (apart from the Indices of Naudet, 1832, and Weise, 1838) is that of Pareus (2nd ed., 1634). New lexica have been begun by Waltzing (1900; apparently not to be continued) and Lodge (1901;' in progress). The latter work, when completed, will be indispensable.
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