This work aims to demonstrate how Pindar in his dactyloepitrite
odes conceived rhythmic structures made up mostly
of two elements, different from those of the traditional D/e
system. Studying the connection between these two elements
it is possible to discover some hidden numerical relationships
within the ‘stanza-forms’. This method for measuring Pindar’s
odes eliminates the use of link anceps and allows the discovery
of some hitherto unknown characteristics of the cola’s division.
Luciano Garosi is a musician, composer, choir and orchestra
conductor. He also has a master degree in Classical Philology
from Siena University. His interest is focused on ancient Greek
and Latin metrics, with particular attention to the rhythmic
interpretation of metric structures and their realization
in performance. He is professor of Score Reading at “Luigi
Cherubini” Conservatory of Music in Florence (Italy).