De fine versus
The concordance De fine versus lists and orders some 60,000 lines, characterized
by line endings with a formulaic compound phrase consisting of at least two words.
It is the result of an electronic analysis of the total corpus of dactylic poetry from
Ennius to Sidonius Apollinaris, including the Fragmenta Poetarum Latinorum (edd.
Morel, Büchner, Traina), the Carmina Latina Epigraphica (edd. Bücheler, Lommatzsch), the Anthologia Latina (ed. Riese) and the poetical inclusions in prose
texts (Seneca, Apocolocyntosis; Petronius, Satyricon; etc.). Compared with traditional lexicographical aids, the comprehensiveness of this repertory allows more
dependable possibilities of stylistic analysis and the finding of loci similes,
allusions and imitations often buried in the context.