Catullus 4: Iambic Senarius Quiz

Short-answer quiz

Provide the correct scansion for each of the following lines of Catullus's poetry. Use the special buttons as directed: long [₋], short [◡], elision [∤], and division between the feet [ǀ]. Click the "Hint" button for the next correct symbol, but you will lose points if you do.

  1. Phaselus ille, quem videtis, hospites,

  2. ait fuisse navium celerrimus,

  3. neque ullius natantis impetum trabis

  4. nequisse praeterire, sive palmulis

  5. opus foret volare sive linteo. (last line here; you get the point.)