Abbreviated Lays [Paperback]

A. T. Reyes (Author)

ISBN: 9781842171110 | Published by: Oxbow Books | Year of Publication: 2003 | Language: English 105p, H276 x W174 (mm) b/w figs

Abbreviated Lays


The double-dactyl, a poetic form never intended for `the serious or high-minded', was invented in 1951. One of the form's rules is that the verse must contain a double-dactyl name, such as `Higgledy-Piggledy . This collection, the result of an obsession of the authors, substitutes the doubl-dactyl rhyme with a Latin expression or tag, providing a witty poetic tour through Roman history. Beginning with Aeneas and ending with the last emperors, each brief poem is faced with an original drawing and accompanied by a short piece of text that sets the historical scene. Includes a glossary of Latin tags.

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