Stikhoi

This is a method for displaying snippets (or whole poems) in classical Greek and Latin meters on the web, with proper line numbering and indentation. It was originally developed for my blog at theCAMPVS.com.

— Den McHenry


Hexameter

Vergil, Aeneid 6.845–50

  Sample code: <ol class="verse" start="845">

What the code means: This is a list of verse that starts on line 845.

  1. quo fessum rapitis, Fabii? Tu Maxumus ille es,
  2. unus qui nobis cunctando restituis rem.
  3. Excudent alii spirantia mollius aera,
  4. credo equidem, vivos ducent de marmore voltus,
  5. orabunt causas melius, caelique meatus
  6. describent radio, et surgentia sidera dicent:

Apollonius, Argonautica 1.1–7

  Sample code: <ol class="verse">

What the code means: This is a list of verse. (It starts on line 1, but that's assumed by default, so there's no need to specify.)

  1. Ἀρχόμενος σέο, Φοῖβε, παλαιγενέων κλέα φωτῶν
  2. μνήσομαι, οἳ Πόντοιο κατὰ στόμα καὶ διὰ πέτρας
  3. Κυανέας βασιλῆος ἐφημοσύνηι Πελίαο
  4. χρύσειον μετὰ κῶας ἐύζυγον ἤλασαν Ἀργώ.
  5. Τοίην γὰρ Πελίης φάτιν ἔκλυεν, ὥς μιν ὀπίσσω
  6. μοῖρα μένει στυγερή, τοῦδ' ἀνέρος, ὅν τιν' ἴδοιτο
  7. δημόθεν οἰοπέδιλον, ὑπ' ἐννεσίηισι δαμῆναι.

Elegiac

Propertius, Elegiae 3.9.19 – end

  Sample code: <ol class="verse couplet" start="19">

What the code means: This is a list of verse arranged in couplets. It starts on line 19.

  1. Nunc sine me sit nulla Venus, sed lege Dianae,
  2. caste puer, casta retia tange manu:
  3. et, quaecumque meo furtim subrepit amori,
  4. incidat in saeuas diripienda feras.
  5. At tu uenandi studium concede parenti,
  6. et celer in nostros ipse recurre sinus.

A.E. Housman, Sodali Meo

  Sample code: <ol class="verse couplet" start="14">

What the code means: This is a list of verse arranged in couplets. It starts on line 14.

  1. scriptoris nomen vix tenuere sui.
  2. non ego mortalem vexantia sidera sortem
  3. aeternosve tuli sollicitare deos,
  4. sed cito casurae tactus virtutis amore
  5. humana volui quaerere nomen ope,
  6. virque virum legi fortemque brevemque sodalem
  7. qui titulus libro vellet inesse meo.
  8. o victure meis dicam periturene chartis,
  9. nomine sed certe vivere digne tuo,
  10. haec tibi ad auroram surgentia signa secuto
  11. hesperia trado munera missa plaga.
  12. en cape: nos populo venit inlatura perempto
  13. ossa solo quae det dissoluenda dies
  14. fataque sortitas non immortalia mentes
  15. et non aeterni vincla sodalicii.

Sapphic

Catullus, carmen 51.9 – end

  Sample code: <ol class="verse indent-D" start="9">

What the code means: This is a list of verse that's indented on line D. It starts on line 9.

  1. lingua sed torpet, tenuis sub artus
  2. flamma demanat, sonitu suopte
  3. tintinant aures, gemina teguntur
  4. lumina nocte.
  5. otium, Catulle, tibi molestum est:
  6. otio exsultas nimiumque gestis:
  7. otium et reges prius et beatas
  8. perdidit urbes.

Alcaic

Horace, Odes 1.9. 14–24

  Sample code: <ol class="verse from-B indent-C-D" start="14">

What the code means: This is a list of verse cited from line B of a four line strophe (ABCD). It's indented on lines C & D. The quote opens on line 14.

  1. quem fors dierum cumque dabit, lucro
  2. adpone nec dulcis amores
  3. sperne, puer, neque tu choreas,
  4. donec uirenti canities abest
  5. morosa. Nunc et Campus et areae
  6. lenesque sub noctem susurri
  7. composita repetantur hora,
  8. nunc et latentis proditor intumo
  9. gratus puellae risus ab angulo
  10. pignusque dereptum lacertis
  11. aut digito male pertinaci.