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Alcaic Verse

or Alcaïcs. A Greek and Latin metre, so called from Alcœos, a lyric poet, who invented it. Each line is divided into two parts, thus:

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The first two lines of each stanza of the ninth ode of Horace are in Alcaics. The first two lines of the ode run thus, and in the same metre:

“See how Soracté groans with its wintry snow,

And weary woodlands bend with the toilsome weight.”

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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