Гекзаметр астрологической поэмы Манефона
Astrological text Ἀποτελέσματα by Manetho is in many respects untypical for hexametric poetry of the Imperial period. First, it has larger proportion of spondees (31%) than any extant extensive Greek text, although in this period hexametric poetry had strong tendency to use more dactyls. Second, the proportion of shorter and longer words in the poem is very close to that of Homer and in particular Hesiodus unlike Hellenistic and late epic texts. Furthermore, Manetho prefers penthemimeral caesura to word-break κατὰ τρίτον τροχαῖον and often uses elision (almost 70 per 100 verses). These peculiarities are important and evident enough to let us speak of special modeling of Greek hexameter by Manetho as opposed to Nonnian reformation of epic verse.