In this paper are studied the mechanisms of the verse reform in Russian poetry of the eighteenth century and also the genesis of the Russian and continentalI syllabotonicism. The typology of Dutch, German and Russian syllabo-tonicism in the early stages is observed.
It is a matter of common knowledge that European scholarship of the Early Modern period was grounded in compilations. Mikhail Lomonosov’s studies in rhetoric is an example of such practice. It is established that he relied on such sources as De eloquentia sacra et humana (1617) by Nicolas Caussin, (Novus) candidatus Rhetoricae (1659) by François Pomey, and Ausführliche Redekunst (1736) by Johann Christoph Gottsched. This article by Andrei Kostin provides a detailed analysis of the second version of Lomonosov’s Kratkoe rukovodstvo k krasnorechiiu (1748) vis-à-vis two popular manuals on rhetoric: Palaestra oratoria (1659) by Jacob Masen, and Commentariorum rhetoricorum libri VI (1606) by Gerhard Johann Vossius.