The History and Development of the Cursus Mixtus in Latin Literature Academic Article uri icon


  • In 1984 and 1985 Ralph Hall and I presented statistical methodologies, based on inductive statistics and the comparative method, to determine the rhythmical qualities of Latin prose from the third to early sixth century A.D. We continued our work with the publication of articles on the final clausulae in the legal codes and Augustine's letters and on rhythms in internal positions, while I produced studies of the clausulae in the Pseudo-Sallustiana and Ammianus.

author list (cited authors)

  • Oberhelman, S. M.

citation count

  • 3

publication date

  • January 1988