Definitions

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  • noun poetry A choriambic verse consisting of four metrical feet: a spondee, two choriambi, and an iambus.

Etymologies

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First used by the Ancient Greek poet Asclepias.

Examples

  • Like Hippocrates the Asclepiad, he is a disciple of Heracleitus, whose conception of the harmony of opposites he explains in a new way as the harmony after discord; to his common sense, as to that of many moderns as well as ancients, the identity of contradictories is an absurdity.

    The Symposium

  • Asclepiad, and was called by the natives “Doobàh.”

    Journal of an Expedition into the Interior of Tropical Australia

  • And in the Phædrus, in reply to a question of Socrates whether the nature of the soul could be known intelligently without knowing the nature of the whole, Phædrus replies: "Hippocrates, the Asclepiad, says that the nature, even of the body, can only be understood as a whole."

    The Evolution of Modern Medicine

  • Socrates asked him: "If ... you had thought of going to Hippocrates of Cos, the Asclepiad, and were about to give him your money, and some one had said to you, ` You are paying money to your namesake Hippocrates, O Hippocrates; tell me, what is he that you give him money? 'how would you have answered?"

    The Evolution of Modern Medicine

  • The third ode of the first book, the admirable “Sic te diva potens Cypri, ” is written in what is called the Second Asclepiad meter; so is the delightful ninth ode of the third book, the “Donec gratus eram.

    On Translating the Odes of Horace

  • Asclepiads and on the third and sixth of the Glyconic, and remarks that "in singing the Asclepiad and the Glyconic, the first three syllables should be gone over slowly, and the accents should be well marked, especially the last" (p. 199).

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 13: Revelation-Stock

  • It is written in stanzas of six lines in the ms.; the metre is the second Asclepiad.

    NPNF2-09. Hilary of Poitiers, John of Damascus

  • Another leafless Asclepiad, Periploca aphylla, which extends westwards to Arabia and Nubia and southwards to Sindh, is, like Boucerosia, a typical xerophyte adapted to a very dry soil and atmosphere.

    The Panjab, North-West Frontier Province, and Kashmir

  • If, for example, you had thought of going to Hippocrates of Cos, the Asclepiad, and were about to give him your money, and some one had said to you: You are paying money to your namesake Hippocrates, O Hippocrates; tell me, what is he that you give him money? how would you have answered?

    PROTAGORAS

  • Here and there a vine-like creeper (an Asclepiad) trails upon the ground.

    Spinifex and Sand

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