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Russian Hexameter in Contemporary Translations from Greek and Latin

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  • Vladimir Fayer

    () (National Research University Higher School of Economics)

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The article deals with Russian translations of ancient epic texts that were made in the last few decades. The type of accentual verse that is frequently (but not universally) considered equirhythmic to Greek and Latin hexameter is called Russian hexameter. The first part of the article gives a brief outline of the metrical history of this verse. The second part classifies the trends in contemporary hexametric translations based on the statistics of dactylization. Some experimental forms of Russian hexameter, which have recently been the point of debate, are discussed in the final part of the present work.

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  • Vladimir Fayer, 2015. "Russian Hexameter in Contemporary Translations from Greek and Latin," HSE Working papers WP BRP 97/HUM/2015, National Research University Higher School of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:hig:wpaper:97hum2015
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    metrics; hexameter; Russian literature; translation studies;

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