Definition of Spondaics
1. spondaic [n] - See also: spondaic
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spondaics
Literary usage of Spondaics
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Classical Quarterly by Classical Association (Great Britain) (1908)
"... it is avoided in the tomic spondaics. Among the 3rd trochaic shortenings, it is far the commonest. In none of these points is -ot quite parallel. ..."
2. The Metres of the Greeks and Romans: A Manual for Schools and Private Study by Eduard Munk (1844)
"Among the Greeks, the spondaics are more frequently found, ... The Romans are fond of closing the spondaics with a word of four syllables, as Catull. LXIV. ..."
3. The Earlier Renaissance by George Saintsbury (1901)
"The mere versification of the Poetics leaves a good deal to desire; the occasional spondaics are not well chosen or adjusted, and though the verses will run ..."
4. The Earlier Renaissance by George Saintsbury (1901)
"The mere versification of the Poetics leaves a good deal to desire ; the occasional spondaics are not well chosen or adjusted, and though the verses will ..."
5. The History and Antiquities of the Doric Race by Karl Otfried Müller (1830)
"The spondaics in the Doric mea- laws of Lycurgus were doubt- sure, as the splendid one in less reduced into epic or ele- Clemens Alex. VI. p. 658. ..."
6. George Canning by Frank Harrison Hill (1888)
"He objected to the Latinised style of Junius and Johnson for the reason which made him ridicule the spondaics and ..."
7. The Classical Journal (1816)
"The majesty of the Gods, wariness and circumspection, and the distance of one following far behind, are imaged by spondaics, and the distinguishing feature ..."
8. First Part of the Royal Commentaries of the Yncas by Garcilaso de la Vega, Clements Robert Markham (1869)
"... which he calls spondaics, all of which are in four syllables, and differing in this respect from the above, which is in four and three. ..."