Abstracts of Forum Articles
DON’T SKIP THE METER! INTRODUCING STUDENTS TO THE MUSIC OF ROMAN COMEDY
With a minimum of class time, teachers of Roman comedy at all levels can help their students gain an appreciation of the genre’s meter and music by establishing and discussing regularly the distinction between unaccompanied iambic senarii and all other meters, pointing out and discussing changes of meter, singing Plautus and Terence’s lyrics, getting students accustomed to the trochaic septenarius and introducing the iambic septenarius and the iambic octonarius.
To hear recordings of four Plautine cantica with rhythms following Plautus' metrical patterns, click here.