Sunday, December 14, 2014


A Hexameter Consisting of Nouns in Asyndeton

Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum 5.7781 = Inscriptiones Latinae Selectae 735 = Carmina Latina Epigraphica 893, line 5:
cives tecta forum portus commercia portas
If portus is construed as accusative plural (with E. Courtney, Musa Lapidaria, p. 258) rather than as genitive singular depending on commercia (with F. B├╝cheler, Anthologia Latina sive Poesis Latinae Supplementum, Pars Posterior, Fasciculus II, p. 413), then this is a hexameter consisting entirely of nouns in asyndeton. For other examples in Latin and Greek see:

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