De pauore uersus seiungendi. "Riscoperta" del verso melico greco (Böck 1811) e la sua ricezione novecentesca
The Böckh’s stichometric 'system' had a fortune almost exclusively, and even more in the century that just ended rather than in the period immediately after its formulation, generation of interpreters have taken to extend the coverage to the melic texts that the great philologist had not specifically investigated, firstly the sung sections of the drama. In what follows we will attempt now only sketched survey on the continuity of the method of Böckh in the text from which it originates, the Pindar’s Epinicia. With the help of some examples it is clear that not only in stichometries of melic sections, particularly tragic, not explicitly organized by Böckh, but even in the choral lyric, where he introduced his new method, the analytic practice of his successors has been subject to the same misunderstandings of it, often for lack of a direct reading of its clear pages of analysis.